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Aug 3, 2011

Father and son steal 20 sacks of oranges

Also in court, a father and son who admitted to stealing oranges from a farm in La Democracia Village, which is managed by Ray Olgadez, have been slapped with a huge fine. According to forty-eight year old Santo Tzul and twenty-three year old Jose Luis Shol, they intended to sell the twenty sacks of oranges, worth two hundred dollars, to pay for medical treatment for Shol’s daughter. They can’t afford health care, which also means they could not pay the one thousand dollar fine that was imposed when they pleaded guilty to a charge of Theft. Tzul and Shol will now have to spend one year on remand at the Belize Central Prison. A third relative, Luciano Shol, is also expected to be charged with Theft, but he has not yet been arrested. The immigration status of the men was also questioned in court since they claim to have been living in Belize for nine years, but they do not have proper documents.

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9 Responses for “Father and son steal 20 sacks of oranges”

  1. Earl Grey says:

    Watch them GET JAIL TIME…………..WHILE MURDERERS WALK FREE………..go figure……..

  2. belizeanlatin says:

    man that is bs!!! fair enough to fine them but give the men a bit more of a break or at least investigate if the claims of needing it for health care is true. We all know bloody medical expenses are ridiculous in Belize!!! and you’re right Earl murderers just walk out free.

  3. concerned belizean says:

    This is a real disaster unfolding! father and son , both in jail and for a year? and probably the only bread winners for the family. this seems a rush to judgement. hope someone in authority review this matter, the remedy is worst that losing twenty sacks of oranges. where are the social workers who should have had som kind of input before sentencing.its a dam shame!

  4. belizeanpride says:

    i think this is outragous but looking at it this is a normal things that happens if the convicted is spanish either true belizean or immigrant that’s jail with no questions ask but look at the murders they walk free so it’s more worst stealing than killing according to the stats in the courts verdicts.
    not being racial but it’s a fact my fellow belizeans.

  5. Elgin Martinez says:

    Maybe they should ask Barrow for Assylum and promise him some votes for election.

  6. subKonshus says:

    Bull crap! For crying out loud…life is worth much more than gold…So what? They got back the oranges, If the man couldn’t afford 200 dollars, how the heck will he pay 1000??? The daughter is sick for heavens sake. Ruthless callous judgement…totally inappropriate.

  7. Stephen says:

    The law is the law that how it all start, blame sickness or hunger when we get caught. We all make choices and it is wrong when we steel, we all need to get a grip on our lives and prepared for the future. We need to start do the same thing US is doing you get in trouble and you are not from here then you get deported to your country.

  8. Robert2 says:

    Empty the jails of murderers and armed robbers to make room for the people who really need to be locked up; orange thieves, speeders, weed smokers, bread thieves……oh, wait…I forgot, that’s already being done.

  9. Plastix says:

    This is crazy!! I know stealing is wrong but if you weigh the situation, there may be times when stealing may be pardoned.. For those who have heart anyways.

    The law does what it does and cannot be questioned that much…. its the people who use the law that are, well, silly. The one who sued the father and son has no heart and may be self centered.

    The father and son also have their wrong. Its all about choices. Life is hard… but mein its embarrassing for the person who sued over orange…. its a gift from God.. YOU DID NOT MAKE THE TREE AND GAVE IT LIFE !!!!

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