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Oct 20, 2017

Grandmother fined for stolen chopped ham

A sixty five-year old granny picked up another theft conviction but was lucky to be fined instead of serving jail time. On Friday, Martha Parchue,  a  grandmother to three young children appeared before the Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser and changed her not guilty plea to guilty for the theft of a seven-dollars and fifty cents  boneless chopped ham. The theft occurred on May twenty-seventh, 2017 at Lucky Star Supermarket located on Central American Boulevard owned by Shifeng Huang.  In mitigation, Parchue threw herself to the mercy of the court and begged the Chief Magistrate not to send her to jail saying she was under the influence of alcohol when she stole the ham. The granny also asked the court to take into consideration, the fact that she is caregiver for three grandchildren. Fortunately for her, the Chief Magistrate imposed a fine of eight hundred dollars which she was ordered to pay by December thirty-first, 2017. Parchue was caught red-handed by personnel at Lucky Star Supermarket who saw her taking the ham and placing it inside her pants. She has been fined for two previous theft offenses but in the third instance, the charge was dismissed against her. Today’s was her fourth.


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