Canefield man remanded on theft charge

A Canefield man has been remanded after allegedly stealing over $500 worth of items from a resident of that same community in December 2009.

Among the items Mervin Christopher allegedly stole were $489 worth of first form text books from complainant Elizabeth Joseph between December 29-30, 2009 at Bena Ravine. The two other items were a bottle of cocoa butter cream valued at $6.95 and a pair of blue scissors valued at $7. The items stolen totaled $502.95.

Christopher appeared before Magistrate Gloria Augustus yesterday and pleaded not guilty to the theft charge.

Bail was opened for the defendant and his trial for the matter was put to February 2, 2010. Christopher had no surety present to stand him bail.

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