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Woman burglar gets 9-month suspended sentence


The 28-year-old woman who burgled her ex-roommate’s house and stole nearly $9,000 has been handed a nine-month suspended sentence in the Magistrate’s Court.

Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards ordered that the sentence be suspended for two years.

That effectively means the offender, Jenna Paponette,
will only serve nine months in prison if she commits another offence within the next two years.

Reports are that, on April 20 last year, Paponette’s former roommate secured her residence and went to work.

When she returned later that date, she noticed that $8,600 was missing from her chest-of-drawer.

She alerted the police.

The complainant told law enforcers that Paponette, who moved out of the house a few weeks earlier, had known where the money was kept.

She also stated that Paponette possibly had keys to the residence.

Police subsequently met Paponette and informed her about the report made against her.

Paponette, who reportedly handed over a sum of money to the police, was then charged for burglary.

According to the prosecution, the offender stated that she took the money because she was facing ‘financial difficulty’.

She pleaded guilty during a previous appearance in court.

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  1. woman lib says:

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    If she was a man she would’ve gone balsum ghut

  2. max says:

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    9000 thousand an suspended sentence an u hit da youthman narly the same thing for some bush weed an he have to pay thats y things goin never change round here it looks like if u have a v jj u goin slide …

  3. Correction says:

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    Also where is here picture!? Well I guess you have a v JJ and a thief we get no pic either!

  4. Local says:

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    This judge seems extremely one sided. Males faces stiff penalties for simple things while females get a tap on the wrist for serious offenses 😡

  5. lawyer says:

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    I guess what they are saying is go for the cash and leave the cash crop alone!

    All the young farmers will now give up farming. No encouragement from the authorities.

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