Woman steals $4M from employer ... Avoids prison
A former Jamaica Broilers employee who stole nearly $4 million avoided imprisonment after she paid back the money.
The woman, Kadene McKennon, a sales clerk of Old Harbour, St Catherine, paid the last portion of $300,000 over to her company when she appeared before judge Tara Reid-Carr in the St Catherine Parish Court on Tuesday.
Following the receipt of the money, a representative of the company indicated to the court that Jamaica Broilers was no longer interested in proceeding against her.
McKennon was then told that she was free to go home as the complainant has withdrawn the case against her.
Her attorney-at-law, Vincent Wellesley, told the court that his client is not beyond redemption and is glad for the opportunity to get on with her life.
It is alleged that between September 2015 and April 2016, McKennon failed to hand over $3.9 million that she collected on the company's behalf. Internal checks revealed that she had used the money for her personal uses.
The police was called in and McKennon was charged with fraud. She has made numerous court appearances, plead guilty, and agreed to pay back the stolen money.