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Jun 19, 2020

Kenroy Gomez fined for Stealing Pork Chops

Kenroy Gomez

A man who was caught walking out of 88 Shopping Centre on Central American Boulevard on Thursday with three pounds of pork chops which he ordered and did not pay for, was fined today when he appeared before Magistrate, Stephanie Gillett. Kenroy Gomez told the Court that he finds himself in all kinds of financial burdens and that his immediate relatives are also faced with health and other challenges.  He said that he had money in his pocket when he went to the supermarket to buy on Wednesday, but that the stress he was going through caused him to momentarily lose focus and he left the store without paying for the pork chops. But the Police allege that Gomez had put the pork chops in his pants pocket and had also left a chicken unpaid for at the counter.  The report is that it was when the store’s security noticed the chicken on the counter; they searched Gomez and found the pork chops in his pocket. While Gomez objected to that bit of information, he pleaded guilty to theft and Magistrate Gillett told him that, given his circumstances and considering that this was his first criminal offence, she will impose a fine instead of a custodial sentence, but issued a stern caution to Gomez that if he appears before the Courts for any other charge, he will likely go to jail.


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