Women accused of stealing over $200k from hotel where she worked granted bail


Tribune Staff Reporter


A WOMAN was granted $8,000 bail after being accused of stealing over $200K from an inn in Harbour Island where she once worked.

Bethany Williams, 20, was charged with seven counts of falsification of accounts, seven counts of stealing because of employment and two counts of money laundering.

Ceon Duncombe, 19, also stood before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson Pratt on five counts of money laundering in connection with the same incident.

While employed at the Runaway Hill Inn in Harbour Island as a front desk clerk, Williams allegedly falsified refunds in the company’s RBC Royal Bank merchant service report between January 3 to May 27. She is accused of stealing an estimated $206,268 from the inn during this time.

Duncombe allegedly acquired $28,527 through money laundering in the same incident. He was reportedly arrested on July 4 after he was found with a black 2016 Honda Civic Coupe suspected of being paid for from the proceeds of crime.

Both accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Bail was granted to the accused at $8,000 with one or two sureties. Under the conditions of this bail, the accused are expected to sign in at the Harbour Island Police Station every Tuesday and Thursday by 6pm.

Their trial is set for Harbour Island on September 27 and 28.

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