A Trafalgar woman, who in June 2013 was arrested and bailed in the sum of $75,000 with one surety on a charge of theft, is now a free woman.
Dian Samuel-Laronde was accused of stealing $52,640.44 from Lindo Park Services in Goodwill, where she worked as an administrative assistant.
When the matter came up in court on September 24, 2013, Marriette Warrington, a representative of the company, took the witness stand and under oath told the court that “they (the company) were no longer interested in the matter and that they were not threatened, bribed or anything of that nature and were doing so through their own free will.”
As a result, the prosecution told the court that they were not offering any evidence in the case.
“The prosecution is not offering any evidence in that matter and so the matter against you is dismissed for want of prosecution … you are free to go,” the magistrate told Samuel-Laronde.
She was represented in the matter by lawyer Bernadette Lambert from the law firm of Norde & Lambert Chambers.
Samuel-Larond’s travel documents, which were taken from her as bail conditions while she faced the charge, were returned to her.