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Jun 5, 2012

Tulip theft and false name, but Bennett says he’s innocent

Steve Bennett

K-Park Supermarket on Sixth Street in King’s Park is popular with shoppers and shop lifters. But instead of hiding the stolen items, one thief tried to walk away with them in plain sight of the store owner. In the courtroom of Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith, thirty-six year old Steve Bennett pleaded not guilty to stealing a Tulip Ham valued at five dollars and nineteen cents from K-Park Supermarket.   Bennett also pleaded not guilty to the charge of committing a mischievous act when he allegedly gave an officer a wrong name. The magistrate asked Bennett why he stole the ham and he explained that theft was never his intention, rather he mistakenly walked out of the store with the items when he became upset. He claimed he was buying two set of items and was in the process of paying separately when the store owner requested him to leave. So that prompted to take all items without paying. He also explained the mischievous act charge by telling the magistrate that he owed the court for previous convictions so he wouldn’t give his real name.  Bennett was sentenced to a seven months jail term for each offence. The Chief Magistrate order that his jail terms are to run concurrently.

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2 Responses for “Tulip theft and false name, but Bennett says he’s innocent”

  1. Sasha says:

    SO sad too bad.

  2. deedee says:

    Fi wah $5.19 Tulip Ham dis 1 gwine da jail fa????? SMH

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