Immigration Officer Donald Hanley has been convicted and fined $3,000 for theft.
Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards slapped the 35-year-old with the penalty when he appeared before her yesterday, July 17.
He was ordered to pay the fine or serve six months in prison.
Prosecutors say the Immigration Officer stole the funds back in March while working at the St Thomas Bay Jetty on Virgin Gorda.
The law enforcement officer reportedly used an office key to enter and raid the Immigration office at the Jetty. He stole $140.
It is said another Immigration Officer alerted police after discovering the cash had gone missing. Hanley was subsequently arrested.
He pleaded guilty in court and Magistrate Richards ordered the offender to compensate the Immigration Department for the stolen amount.
The Virgin Gorda resident is now scheduled to return to court in relation to an unrelated robbery charge.
In that matter, police accuse Hanley of accosting a woman – who was on her way home on the night in question – and robbing her of an undisclosed amount of cash.
He allegedly committed that offence during the same month of the theft incident.
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