Ex-Massy security officers cleared of $3M theft from Marics

Three former Massy Security workers, who were accused of stealing over $3 million in cash and cheques during a bank delivery, have had the charge against them dismissed due to a lack of evidence.

Clarence Patterson, 50, Shawn Goodluck, 44, and Cosmo Chichester, 48, were alleged to have stolen a Republic Bank money bag containing $1,000,000 in cash, and $2,200,000 in cheques, which were the property of Marics and Company on November 13th, 2017 at Charlotte and Oronoque streets, Georgetown.

All three men, who had pleaded not guilty to the joint charge in March, were cleared of the offence on Tuesday by Magistrate Dylon Bess, who cited the lack of evidence presented the prosecution.

It had been the police’s case that the three men as cash-in-transit officers attached to Massy Security were responsible for uplifting daily sales from companies and depositing same to the bank. It was alleged that they went to Marics and Company Limited and uplifted the bag which contained the cash to be deposited at the bank. The company later discovered that the money had not been deposited to the bank and made a report.

It was noted that the crime was reported a month after it allegedly took place.

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