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Aug 20, 2013

House keeper steals from home

Sylvia Augustine

A housekeeper and her common-law husband are in trouble with the Police after the woman allegedly suffered a severe case of sticky-fingers syndrome. Reports are that thirty-one year old Sylvia Augustine attempted to walk out of her boss’ home on Monday with items concealed in her purse. The owner of the home noticed and escorted the woman to the Police Station in Belama where a search yielded assorted items.  Police additionally searched Augustine’s home and discovered other items including a GPS and a transmitter.  Augustine was charged for stealing the goods and for handling stolen goods. She pleaded guilty but begged for leniency because of her children and though Magistrate Leslie Hamilton told her that she deserved to go to jail for betraying her employer’s trust, she was fined one thousand dollars and given until September twentieth to pay it.  Augustine’s common-law husband, Carlos Richards,

Carlos Richards

was not at home when the house was searched and the items were discovered. He told Magistrate Hamilton that he thought that those items were being thrown away and that’s why Augustine brought them home. A plea of not guilty was taken from him and he was offered bail in the sum of one thousand dollars and a surety in the same amount. He is scheduled to reappear in court on September twenty-sixth.


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