Water vendor charged with $2M theft from auto dealer

A Charlestown man was yesterday placed on $250,000 bail by a city court after he pleaded not guilty to stealing more than $2 million in items from an auto dealership on Garnett Street.

Jermaine Divine

It was alleged that the accused, Jermaine Divine, 38, of Lot 78 Broad Street, Charles-town, while in the company of others, broke and entered First Class Auto Sales and Spares, between September 16th and 18th, and stole 10 Premio lights, valued at $400,000; eight Allion lights, valued $320,000; and other items, property of Richard Hamid.

The total value of the items was stated at $2,197,000.

Representing Divine was attorney Paul Fung-A-Fat, who, in his application for bail, told the court that his client, who works as a water vendor, had never been in trouble with the law before.

The prosecutor did not object to bail, but requested that it be set at a substantial amount.

The matter was adjourned to October 11th, and Divine was placed on $250,000 bail by Magistrate Leron Daly, who explained that the bail amount was influenced by the quantity of the items in question that were stolen.


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