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Aug 31, 2015

Trio of Thieves Arraigned for Stolen A/C Units

Elmer Trujillo

In court this morning, a trio was charged jointly with Handling Stolen Goods and one of the three was also charged with the theft of two air condition units from businessman, Sanjay Hotchandani. Elmer Trujillo, Celedonio Ortiz, and Fermin Zabaleta, all residing at Lord’s Bank were arraigned for handling stolen goods; they pleaded not guilty. Trujillo was also charged with theft and he pleaded guilty after which the handling charge was withdrawn from him. Zabaleta and Ortiz were offered bail with conditions in the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars each.  In the case of Trujillo, he was fined one thousand two hundred dollars for theft; he was ordered to pay the fine by the end of November 2015.   Magistrate Deborah Rogers also ordered him to pay compensation of three thousand dollars to Hotchandani for the two A/C units, although Trujillo indicated that he had returned the items to Hotchandani.  Zabaleta and Ortiz are due back in Court on November tenth, 2015.

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