Cleaner accused of stealing over $100,000 from car

A cleaner who appeared in court yesterday accused of stealing over $100,000 from a woman’s car at the same address where he resides was yesterday granted $100,000 bail but he was subsequently remanded after he could not pay the amount ordered.

He first appeared in Court One before  acting Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and was granted $100,000 bail.

The allegation against Mark Harris is that on June 18 at 38 Dennis Street he stole $120,000, property of Ameena Hinds.

According to the facts as presented by Prosecutor Stephen Telford, on the day in question at around 03:30hrs the Virtual Complainant (VC) secured her car by means provided and retired to bed. The court heard that upon checking her vehicle at around 07:30hrs, the VC discovered the cash missing. The defendant who resides at the same address subsequently brought the car keys and handed them over to the VC, claiming that he had found them.

Further investigations were carried out and the accused was arrested and charged.

Harris was then placed on $100,000 bail and the magistrate transferred the matter to Court Five.

When the defendant made an appearance before Court Five Magistrate  Hazel Octive-Hamilton, it was found that he was unable to pay the bail  ordered in Court One so he was remanded to prison until July 5.

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