Self employed man Winston Ricardo Hinds was granted $10,000 bail today when he appeared in court on a single count of handling stolen property belonging to Shopsmart Incorporated.
The 62-year-old, of Dr Kerr land, Hindsbury Road, St Michael is accused that between April 29 and May 3 he participated in the disposal of $85,720.75 in merchandise for his benefit or assisted in the retention of certain stolen goods.
Among the items were 179 cases of bottled water, 38 cases of sausages, 17 cases of juices, 31 cases of mackerel, 21 cases of sardines, eight cases of simple syrup, 14 cases of ensure, 13 cases of corn beef, three cases of tuna, 15 cases of evaporated milk, 46 cases chocolate milk; 78 blocks of cheese; 11 mouse traps; one box of engine degreaser; 35 bottles of shampoo; 241 tins of franks; 18 bales of paper towel tissue as well as 50 boxes of bleach, two boxes of rum punch, 310 boxes of tooth paste, three boxes of cat food, three boxes panty liners, six boxes of sanitary napkins and 130 bars of soap belonging to Shopsmart Incorporated.
Hinds was not required to plead to the charge before Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes when he appeared with his attorney-at-law Rita Evans today in the District ‘D’ Magistrates’ Court.
With no objections from prosecutor Sergeant Theodore McClean, the accused secured bail with one surety.
Hind has however been placed on a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily curfew and his next appearance will be in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on June 9.
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