Funeral home worker charged with stealing embalming machine

An employee of Lyken Funeral Home was yesterday charged with stealing an embalmment machine from her workplace.

Colleen Davis, 25, of Lot 979 ‘B’ Field Turkeyen pleaded not guilty when the charge was read at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

It is the police’s case that Davis, who is employed at the funeral home, stole the machine sometime between October 25 and October 27, after volunteering to work on her day off. Prosecutor Ramsahoye Rambujue said that Davis, who is employed as a porter, offered to clean the funeral home for free. She was given the keys to the place and after cleaning she returned it. It was sometime after that the owner of the funeral home discovered that the machine, which is valued at $600,000, was missing. The matter was reported and the accused was arrested.

Rambujue objected to Davis being granted bail on grounds that she would not return to court.

Magistrate Fabayo Azore, however, granted the woman $150,000 bail and adjourned the case until November 8.

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