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July 7, 2014
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Bus conductor robs employer first day on the job

A man who has been accused of stealing money on his first day at work was sentenced to nine months in prison when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Odane Williams, who pleaded guilty, has been charged with larceny as a servant.

"On the first day of the job, you need some cooling down," Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey said before she handed down her sentence.

Allegations are that on June 14, the accused was given a job as a conductor and he was entrusted with $15,250.

The court heard that Williams was given instructions by his boss to take the funds to a specific location, however, he diverted to a gambling shop.

"Your Honour, I found him in a gambling area and I had told him to leave the money in town," the complainant said.

The complainant's money was never reimbursed.

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