Businesswoman held at airport with money in brassiereWednesday, January 06, 2016
A St James businesswoman who was busted trying to leave the island for Curacao with US $39,500, some of which was hidden in her brassiere, is to be sentenced in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on January 25.
The sentencing date was scheduled in court yesterday by Senior Magistrate Judith Pusey after 59-year-old Carol Craig of Catherine Mount pleaded guilty to possession of criminal property and failing to report the money to the designated authority.
Craig was also charged with attempting to remove criminal property, but pleaded not guilty to that charge.
The court heard that Craig, who was destined for Curacao, was held at the Norman Manley International Airport on October 27, 2014 with the stash of cash. Some of the money was found hidden in her brassiere while some was found in her handbag.
Craig’s bail was yesterday extended for her to return to court for her sentencing later this month.
She is being represented by attorney Jean Williams.
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