Teen gets time to repay after admitting to stealing cash

Susan Trapp, 17, who admitted to making off with $140,000 from a salon to buy herself food and needed personal items, was yesterday remanded to prison, pending repayment of the cash by next Monday.

Trapp, of Lot 6 Farmville, East Bank Demerara, reassured the court that she would be able to repay the complainant Kaleeda Vincent when the case is called again.

Trapp, who is unemployed, pleaded guilty when the charge was read against her in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

Magistrate Faith McGusty sought an explanation from the accused and Trapp revealed that she took the money to “buy myself things… to eat and so.”

Vincent, who was present at the time of the hearing, told the court that a part of the cash was “box money.”

On May 18, Trapp, who she knew briefly over a span of weeks, entered her salon on the pretext of wanting to have her hair done and removed the money from her bag and some from a drawer.

Trapp said she no longer has any of the cash but promised to repay it by Monday. She was subsequently ordered to remain in custody until such time.

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