A 32-year-old local has admitted to using stolen cash to purchase groceries last Christmas Eve.
Charged with one count of theft is Akeem Hull of West End.
He pleaded guilty when he appeared before Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo on Wednesday.
What the court heard happened
The court heard that at about 3:11 pm on Christmas Eve last year, Hull went to pick up his girlfriend from her place of employment when he noticed two white envelopes on the ground.
The court heard he took both envelopes – one containing a cheque, and the other containing $600 belonging to a shipping company – and placed them in his pocket.
He later visited a local supermarket and purchased groceries with the said cash, the court heard.
A report was made to the police, who then launched an investigation into the matter.
The court heard that Hull admitted to committing the offence after surveillance footage placed him in the parking lot pocketing the envelopes.
Hull was subsequently charged. Notably, Hull eventually returned the cheque and repaid the $600.
He is being represented by attorney-at-law Reynela Rawlins and is scheduled to return to court on October 29.
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