From the Courts
April 23, 2010
Douglas to pay EC$18,000 or face three years in prison

If Ronald Douglas fails to come up with EC$18,000 in the next two years, he stands to go to prison for three years.{{more}}

On Friday, April 16, 2010, Senior Magistrate at the Kingstown Magistrates Court, Donald Browne ordered that Browne pay the $18,000 compensation.

Douglas, an 18 year-old Richland Park resident, pleaded guilty to stealing money in various currencies, including pounds sterling, US dollars and Eastern Caribbean currency. Douglas entered the home of Rosalyn Creese of Dorsetshire Hill and stole over 3000 pounds sterling, US$2,601, and EC$200.

He also stole two gold chains and two gold rings. The offence occurred between August 14, 2009 and February 10, 2010.

At the sentencing on Friday, April 16, Senior Magistrate Donald Browne also bonded Douglas for three years. A breach of this will see Douglas going to prison for one year.(KW)