Pleas and tears of an unemployed 58-year-old woman who admitted to a theft charge were not enough to prevent her from being remanded to Dodds.
“Give me one more chance please, please, I don’t want to go to jail,” Earlinda Alesha Maughan, of Lot 30 Neil’s Tenantry, St Michael said as she pleaded before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today.
It came moments after she admitted to stealing four glasses frames worth $600 belonging to Haroon Chothia on March 27.
She entered the establishment known as Mobile King located at Kensington Mall on Fontabelle with a black haversack around 1:10 p.m.
However, her actions as she walked around the store caused another customer to become suspicious and reported her behaviour to Chothia who then went to check the display where she had been seen. The property was discovered missing, Maughan was quickly apprehended and the police called in.
A restitution order was granted for the items to be returned to the owner.
“I had a bad past. I know that I did this act but right now I am taking care of my mother and I suffer from gastroenteritis,” said Maughan who has quite a history before the court.
“I asking you to give me a chance. I don’t want to go to jail that’s the honest truth. Just give me one more chance please, please, please,” the middle-aged woman added before she began to cry.
She was remanded to the St Philip institution to return to the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on April 25 for sentencing.