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Sep 5, 2019

He Claims He Stole Whiskey to Help his Sick Mother

The court sent a Caye Caulker resident behind bars since he was unable to pay an old fine; on Thursday he was back in court for stealing two bottles of Black Label whiskey. Jose Augustine appeared before Magistrate, Emmerson Banner on a single charge of theft for stealing the liquor last week from the store of businessman, Argie Kwok. He pleaded guilty to the charge saying that at the time he wanted to sell the whisky for a hundred dollars each to help his sick mother, who he claims, is in the hospital.  But an old bill that Augustine has amounting to five hundred and forty-eight dollars landed him behind bars. For his recent theft conviction, Magistrate Banner imposed a fine of one thousand dollars which he was ordered to pay by September thirtieth, 2019.

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