By PAVEL BAILEY
Tribune Court Reporter
A WOMAN was ordered to repay her former employer yesterday after admitting to stealing $922 from a gaming house in Long Island last year.
Britney Cartwright, 35, represented by attorney Ian Cargill, stood before Magistrate Shaka Serville on a charge of stealing by reason of employment.
Between September 23–24 last year, while Ms Cartwright was employed at Paradise Games in Hamilton’s, Long Island, she stole $922 from the establishment.
In court, she pleaded guilty.
Mr Cargill told the court his client has no prior offences and in addition to being remorseful admitted to her wrongdoing from the onset. He said Cartwright was the primary caregiver to her elderly parents who both fell ill at the time, which, he said, caused financial difficulties.
The attorney asked that the court be lenient and give the accused an opportunity to repay the complainant and maintain a clean record.
Magistrate Serville placed Cartwright on a conditional discharge during which she is expected to fully reimburse her former employer. Should she fail to settle her debt, it would result in her being convicted for the offence, and facing a fine of $2,500 or three months in custody.