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December 13, 2013
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Psychiatric evaluation ordered for man accused of theft

A psychiatric evaluation was ordered for a man in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, after he allegedly stole a number of items from a supermarket and claimed that he used the goods for marketing.

Charged with simple larceny is Peter Plummer.

The court heard that, on two separate occasions, Plummer allegedly went into a Hi-Lo Supermarket where, on the first occasion, he stole a pack of Milo and a sachet of Lasco milk, reportedly valued at $500. It is being further alleged that, on the second occasion, he stole a pack of Planter's Peanut butter, also valued at $500.

Plummer pleaded guilty with explanation and told Resident Magistrate (RM) Simone Wolfe-Reece that he took the items because the business he was engaged in was to market various goods using the posters on the packaging. He further told the RM that he would normally go to the supervisors of the supermarket who would give him the "option to pay".

However, this did not sit well with RM Wolfe-Reece, who immediately ordered a psychiatric evaluation. He was remanded until January 6, when he will be brought back to court.

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