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June 25, 2014
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JN worker fined for stealing

After making restitution for stealing over $300,000 from her employer the Jamaica National Building Society, Tamra McCaulsky was fined a total of $120,000 in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court Monday.

McCaulsky, 33, from Portmore, St Catherine, was an Administrative Clerk at the bank. she was charged with two counts of larceny as a servant.

Her attorney, in a bid to get a reduced sentence, told the court that McCaulsky, "acknowledged what she did was wrong and did not waste the court's time. She was arrested on February 13 and pleaded guilty on March 7, she also made restitution and she is the mother two".

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey stated, "A person who steals to maintain a lifestyle should go to prison. When a person steals to maintain a lifestyle, it is wrong."

RM Pusey fined her, $50,000 for the first count of larceny as a servant, $30,000 for the second count, $20,000 or six months for unauthorised access to computer data and another $20,000 or six months for making unauthorised transactions.

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