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January 14, 2014
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worker fined $25k for stealing food

A wholesale worker who admitted to stealing food items from his employer was fined $25,000, or six months' imprisonment, Friday in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.

Charged with larceny as a servant is 32-year-old Kevin Downer.

He pleaded guilty and offered the court an explanation.

The court heard that while employed to the establishment, Downer stole a bag of salt, sugar, and butter valued at approximately $15,000.

Downer explained to the court, "Your honour, I'm guilty, but I am being underpaid."

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey said, "You never hear that you must never bite the hands that feed. Did you ever play skipping when you were younger?"

"No, Your Honour," said Downer.

Pusey then said to Downer, "Well, there is a game called salt, mustard, and pepper. you tek the salt, so you must ready fi the pepper now."

Downer was ordered to give his fingerprints to the police.

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