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December 22, 2012
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Woman waits 14 years for furniture

Accused man says items finished but not sprayed

The patience of a woman who hired a furniture maker 14 years ago and paid him $120,000 to complete pieces of furniture ran out in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.

The defendant, Cecil Newsome, who is charged with breach of the Trademark Act and fraudulent conversion, was remanded until December 24.

He was also ordered to submit his fingerprints to the police.

The crown told the court that in 1998 the complainant contracted the services of Newsome to make her a dresser, chest-of-drawers, a closet and a whatnot.

However, 14 years on, the complainant has received only one of the items and has grown frustrated as she was unable to locate the defendant.

The complainant told the court that she has grown impatient and no longer wants the items. She wants her money to be refunded to her instead.

On the other hand, the defendant apprised the court that the furniture were already made but are yet to be sprayed, which amused the court.

He asked for four days to complete the job, but the complainant was not interested and insisted that her monies be returned.

The defendant is expected to make restitution.

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