Truck driver accused of riding away with 100,000

A 55-year-old man was on Monday placed on $50,000 bail after he appeared before Magistrate Sueanna Lovell to answer the charge of simple larceny.

The allegation is that on November 29, at Georgetown, Colin Grumble stole $100,000 from Morris Glasgow. The accused pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.

The court was told that that the truck driver and the VC work at the same place. On the day in question, the VC went to Republic Bank and changed a $1 million cheque. After receiving the money the man divided it into ten parcels and placed it in his vehicle and then he informed the defendant that he had an emergency and in his absence he must keep an eye on the money for him. When the VC returned some time later he noticed the accused riding away from the vehicle in which he had placed the money.  As a result the man immediately made checks and discovered the stated sum was missing. The matter was reported to the police station and Grumble was arrested.

When given a chance to speak, Grumble said, “I neva ride away with a bike. Is a man give meh he bicycle to fix and I was returning it to him.”

The accused who resides at Lot 7 Cummings Street, Lodge, was placed on $50,000 bail and he pleaded with the court for a reduction but this was overruled by the magistrate. “Weh I gonna find de money from? Mr Glasgow help meh nah. I neva tek yuh money,” he pleaded as he was escorted out of the courtroom.

The matter was adjourned until January 23, 2012.

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