Former RiteWay cashiers George Wells and Sharon Forde have been convicted for stealing close to $60,000 from the Roadtown Wholesale Cash and Carry in
A nine-member jury returned with a unanimous guilty verdict for the two offenders in the High Court last Friday.
Wells was accused of stealing $37,908 while his co-accused Forde, allegedly took $21,939. The pair were jointly charged with theft and false accounting and will be sentenced on May 2.
What reportedly happened
The court heard that during a routine company audit conducted sometime in June/July of 2017, it was noted that some funds were missing and there were curious refunds taking place since January of that year.
Using CCTV footage, management at the establishment conducted an investigation.
During the investigation, the duo was allegedly seen on several occasions entering information into the cash register despite not having customers present.
The dates and times the cashiers were captured on camera corresponded with the dates and times they made questionable refunds on pricier items in the store such as $500 champagne.
Management also reportedly noticed on the surveillance footage that whenever the cash register would eject receipts for each transaction, the cashiers in question would conceal them.
Following the investigation, management allegedly confronted the pair and the matter was reported to police. They were later arrested and charged for the offences.
Wells is a British Virgin Islands native while Forde is a St Lucian.
Attorney at law Mary-Lou Creque represented the accused duo.
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