A security guard, who admitted to stealing over $1 million in jewellery and cash from his ex-girlfriend, was yesterday sentenced to two years in jail.
Winston Marshall, 35, who is a father of three, admitted to the crime when he appeared before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman in Georgetown.
The charge against Marshall stated that between April 6th and June 17th, at D’Urban Street, Georgetown, he stole from Abena Hutson a quantity of gold jewellery, valued at $847,900, $200,000 in cash and US$300, all amounting to a total of $1,107, 900.
According to Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore, Marshall and Hutson shared a relationship. As a result, the accused would normally visit her residence.
Moore said after Hutson discovered the jewellery and cash missing from a suitcase where she kept them, she questioned Marshall and he admitted to removing them. He further went on to say that he pawned the jewellery and took the proceeds of the sale and paid off his debts and purchased stuff for his children. As a result, a report was made to the police and he was arrested on the same day.
Marshall pleaded guilty to the charge after it was read to him.
Subsequently, Magistrate Latchman sentenced him to two years in jail.