Accused zinc thief gets trial date
A man accused of stealing his friend's zinc sheets valued at $25,000 will have his fate decided on January 11 when he goes on trial in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.
Ortell Treasure pleaded not guilty to simple larceny when he appeared in court recently.
When Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey questioned how he came to possess the zinc, Treasure claimed it was given to him by the complainant.
"Mi and him have some business transaction. Him owe me some money and don't want to pay me so him give me the sheet fi it," Treasure said.
However, the complainant contradicted the claims. He said that he and the accused were friends, however Treasure had a habit of stealing from him. He said that he did not give the zinc to Treasure and said Treasure made up the story.
Treasure's bail was extended and a fingerprint order made.