Jailed three years for stealing Kindle

A mechanic was slapped with 36 months imprisonment yesterday for stealing a Kindle (an electronic book reader) after pleading guilty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

Wendell Carter, 25, of Lot 616 Constellation Street Tucville was accused of stealing the Kindle from the home of Anelly Matheson. Upon questioning by the police, he admitted to the felony.

Police reports indicated that on October 6 in the Tucville area the victim had locked up her house, leaving the Kindle there, when her brother-in-law along with four other men and the accused went into the house to pack up furniture for Matheson’s sister. It was around 11 pm when she realised that her Kindle was missing.

The woman filed a report about the stolen article and investigations were carried out, with the evidence leading to Carter. The police then cautioned him about the offence to which he later admitted. The accused had also directed the police to the place where the article was hidden. The prosecution stated that Carter told the police that he had given a man by the name of Hosea Hopkinson the item to keep. The Kindle was retrieved and Carter was arrested.

Magistrate Judy Latchman sentenced him to 36 months imprisonment.

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