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Former Roadtown Wholesale employee spared jail time by Magistrate

Nareshwar Gurdat, a former employee of Roadtown Wholesale escaped jail time when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Valerie Stephens on Wednesday.

Magistrate Stephen’s told Gurdat that the offence is very serious considering that his action was a breach of trust. She said that she considered what the defendant’s lawyer Mary Lou Creque said about his previous good character, the fact that he has a young family to take care of and the fact that he made attempts to repay the sum. She therefore sentenced him to six months in prison with a suspension of two years and ordered him to repay the balance of $1,843 within three months.

The Senior Magistrate told Gurdat that if the monies are not paid within the three months, he will spend three months in prison.

Gurdat was found guilty of stealing close to $3,000 from the company, but has since repaid $826.00