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Trial Delay After Attorney Illness

By NICO SCAVELLA

Tribune Staff Reporter

nscavella@tribunemedia.net

FORMER College of the Bahamas employee Chimeka Gibbs' trial over allegations she stole over $500,000 from the college was adjourned yesterday to next week due to her attorney being taken ill.

Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson adjourned the matter to Monday after receiving news that Roger Gomez Jr was unable to attend yesterday's proceedings.

Gibbs is charged with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars between March 2008 and October 2015 while employed at COB.

She is facing eight counts of stealing by reason of employment and 16 counts of falsification of accounts.

It is alleged Gibbs stole over $500,000 from COB by reason of her employment at the institution. It is also alleged she falsified numerous COB direct deposit files, the result of which the purported to show she was entitled to over $200,000 in salary payments.

According to court documents, Gibbs served as both a senior clerk and a human resources assistant at the college. She was arraigned in June 2016. COB transitioned into a university later that year.

In addition to Mr Gomez, Al-Leecia Delancey and Antania Rolle-Taylor are the other attorneys on record, representing the Crown.

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