Man admits to stealing over $1 million

Court Reports

By Racquel Porter

Sunday, July 22, 2018

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A man who pleaded guilty to breaking into ABC Electrical Sales on Hagley Park Road in St Andrew and stealing over $1 million is to know his fate in September.

Adive King pleaded guilty to two counts of housebreaking and larceny when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Thursday.

The court was told that on June 6, King, along with others broke into the electrical store and stole $1.35 million.

King's co-accused Stephen Darby pleaded not guilty to two counts of housebreaking and larceny. Darby was subsequently offered $400,000 bail by Parish Judge Chester Crooks following a successful application by his attorney.

Darby's attorney argued that her client surrendered when he was told that the police was looking for him.

He was offered bail on conditions that he reports to the Denham Town Police Station on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm. A stop order was also placed on him at all ports.

As it relates to King, Judge Crooks asked that a social inquiry report be done on him and his records checked.

A September 18, sentencing date was subsequently set. At that time a social inquiry report is expected to be completed.

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