Bernard Phillip of Old Street, Roseau has been fined $700 to be paid by September 30, 2012 or in default will spend three months in prison for handling stolen goods.
Phillip pleaded guilty to receiving one gasket seal, four spark plugs and one injector from Ian “Cameo” Scotland and paying him $5.00 for the items. Scotland, who had appeared in the court moments prior to Phillip, pleaded guilty to stealing the items from his mother.
Phillip explained to the court that he saw Scotland with the items and he realised that it must have been a family member’s property since according to him Scotland has a habit of stealing.
He said he took the items from Scotland and put them in his garage so that he would be able to give it back to Scotland’s family when they asked for it. In addition he gave Scotland $5.00 for the items because he asked for it.
Although he had one matter of a similar nature in the past, Magistrate George also gave him a chance since he did not waste the court’s time and cooperated fully with the police.
She told him that he should work hard and stay out of trouble.
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