More theft charges have been brought against a former Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) female employee almost two years after the first offences were laid.
Back in June 2017 Karla Cherese Morris, of Mount Friendship, St Michael was charged with two offences and granted bail with conditions.
Today the 35-year-old former BRA administrative assistant, now an event planner, appeared before the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on four new charges.
Morris is accused of stealing $11,400 between June 1 and December 31, 2016 and $31,300 between January 2 and April 30, 2017. The monies belonged to the Crown.
It is also alleged that during those periods she also dishonestly falsified two records in the Barbados Licensing Authority Administrative and Accounting Computerized System, made or required for the Barbados Revenue Authority Accounting purposes.
Morris was not required to plead to the charges after they were read by Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the No. 2 District ‘A’ Criminal Court today.
The falsifying charges carry a dollar amount but her attorney-at-law Arthur Holder told the magistrate that the numbers did not add up.
“The arithmetic seems wrong. The math is not right at all,” Holder told the court.
In June 2017 Morris appeared before Cuffy-Sargeant and pleaded not guilty to stealing $500 belonging to the Crown as well as dishonestly falsified a BLA computerised record required for the Barbados Revenue Authority Accounting purposes.
Her bail amount was increased by $3,000 when she appeared today after there were no objections from police prosecutor, Sergeant Cameron Gibbons.
Morris’ travel documents remain with the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court and she must also continue to report to the District ‘A’ Police Station every Tuesday and Friday before noon with valid identification.
Her matter has been adjourned until September 12, 2019.