It took a Christ Church man almost 14 months to admit to a theft charge and for that crime he has been sentenced to 12 months in prison.
However, Jahlanny Tramaine Yarde, of Block 6B Silver Hill Drive, only has six months remaining to serve on the sentence having already spent six months on remand at HMP Dodds.
Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant imposed the sentence today after Yarde pleaded guilty to stealing $7,700 belonging to a woman on December 22, 2017.
Police constable Kenmore Phillips told the No. 2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court that Yarde was working with the woman’s boyfriend on the mentioned date. She had given the boyfriend a sum of money to purchase her a car.
However, sometime during the day the boyfriend made a check to ensure that the cash was still there but discovered that some of the money was missing. He asked Yarde who denied that he had taken it.
Another man who transported the accused later that day raised the alarm to police after he saw him taking large sums of money from his crotch. Yarde was detained and he again denied taking the money. He also pleaded not guilty to the charge in September 2018 but had a change of heart when he reappeared before Cuffy-Sargeant today.