Teen re­grets steal­ing cream

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - The Courts -

Ini­tially, Adrien Michelle Cal­len­dah Pren­tice had noth­ing to say.

But some mo­ments of re­flec­tion helped to loosen her tongue when she ap­peared in the District “A” Mag­is­trates’ Court yes­ter­day.

Pren­tice, 18, a sales as­sis­tant of Bar­racks Road, Bank Hall, St Michael, had just pleaded guilty to steal­ing a con­tainer of Neo­prosone Gel Cream, worth $10, from Cher­ish Cos­me­tique on St Michael’s Row, on Wed­nes­day.

“Do you want to say any­thing in an­swer to the charge?” Mag­is­trate Kristie Cuffy-sargeant asked the first-time of­fender.

“No, please,” the teenager replied.

“Do you want to say some­thing?” the mag­is­trate again asked.

“No, Ma’am,” the girl replied.

“Miss Pren­tice, say some­thing,” the mag­is­trate urged, but Pren­tice did not re­spond.

The mag­is­trate then stood down the mat­ter and told the teenager to sit back in the court.

When the mat­ter was called again, Pren­tice promptly apol­o­gised for her ac­tions. She ac­knowl­edged that a con­vic­tion would af­fect her chances of get­ting a job or a United States visa.

Mag­is­trate Cuffysargeant rep­ri­manded and dis­charged her for the of­fence.

Prose­cu­tor Sergeant Ed­win Pin­der said Pren­tice went into the St Michael’s Row branch of the cos­me­tique.

She was seen by the se­cu­rity guard as she took the cream, placed it in her bag and walked past the cashier with­out pay­ing.

(Pic­tures by Reco Moore.)

Sha­niah Shan­lea Nep­tune ad­mit­ted to as­sault.

(Pic­ture by Len­nox Devon­ish.)

Adrien Michelle Pren­tice

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Barbados

© PressReader. All rights reserved.