Magistrate orders counselling for woman who stole money from husband

first_img“I was hungry so I pick up the money to buy things to eat. I took the money and buy two-piece chicken for both of us because is six years we living together,” were the words of 40-year-old Leah Cadogan of John Street, Lodge, Georgetown, who was slapped with two simple larceny charges.The first charge stated that on July 8, 2019, at 36 John Street, Lodge, Georgetown, she stole $10,000 cash from Angelo Lupe, her spouse.It was further alleged that on July 16, at 36 John Street, Lodge, Georgetown, she stole one phone valued $25,000, property of Angelo Lupe.The woman pleaded guilty with an explanation to the first charge and denied the latter charge. The unrepresented woman in her explanation stated that she was hungry and as such, she collected the money to purchase food.The woman said in relation to the phone, “He get three phones and the day he forgets his phone home and while I was taking it to him, somebody robbed me. The person took away his phone and my iPhone also”.After listening to the woman, the presiding Magistrateenquired if the VC would like to proceed with the matters but he responded in the negative and told the court that he would like for his spouse to stop “smoking” and get the necessary help.The woman, upon hearing that, stated “smoking does make me feel happy because this man and his family does stress me out. When I ready to stop smoke, I will. I don’t want no one making that decision for me.”When asked by the Magistrate if she works, the teary woman stated “I am a cosmetologist but nobody ain’t want hire me. I does go and wash for some people every two weeks and they does pay me.”Magistrate Daly dismissed the matters against the woman and ordered that she undergo counselling.last_img read more