A 17-year-old male of Grand Fond will not be home for Christmas as he has been sentenced to spend the next six weeks in prison after pleading guilty to stealing almost $2,000 from his aunt.
The minor appeared before Chief Magistrate Evelina Baptiste this morning where it was revealed that he had stolen the cash from Maudrey Dailey, whom he lives with.
The facts of the case, which were presented by the police prosecutor, states that out of the $1,944 which was stolen, $1,284 was recovered. Police had arrested the defendant after his aunt made a report complaining that he had stolen her money.
The teen is a first time offender, according to Prosecutor Michael Laudat. The incident occurred on November 28, 2011.