Woman charged with receiving stolen phone

An expectant mother was brought before a city court last Friday to answer to a charge of receiving a stolen phone.

Samantha Sam, 21, was read a charge which stated that between the months of November, 2017 and January, 2018, at Georgetown, she received from a person or persons a $76,500 Samsung phone, knowing same to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained. The stolen phone was the property of Elizabeth Percival.

The accused denied the charge, which was read to her by Magistrate Judy Latchman.

Police prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court that on November 13th, 2017, Percival and her sister were home when three identifiable men, armed with guns, broke in and robbed them of a quantity of articles, including the phone.

The prosecutor added that on January 3rd, the police, acting on information received, made contact with the defendant, who handed over the phone and stated that it was given to her. She was subsequently arrested and charged.

Magistrate Latchman later granted Sam $60,000 bail and adjourned the matter until February 9th, when it will be heard by Magistrate Leron Daly.

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