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Water & Sewerage employee accused of stealing over $42K from department

An employee of the Water & Sewerage Department was granted $80,000 signed bail at the Magistrate’s Court after he allegedly stole more than $42,000 from the government’s statutory body.

Charged with false accounting, theft, possession of proceeds of criminal conduct and breach of trust is Paraquita Bay resident Michael Glasgow.

He was not required to plead when he appeared before Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo on Monday.

This is because the offences for which he is charged are indictable, meaning they are triable before a judge and jury at the High Court.

Allegations

The court heard that the accused acquired the sum over an unspecified period of time when he visited Anegada to collect revenue from customers on behalf of the department.

The Water & Sewerage Department discovered that monies were missing while conducting an audit so they alerted the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

In response, the RVIPF launched a probe and subsequently charged Glasgow with the offences before the court.

Bail

As part of his bail conditions, Glasgow is to surrender his travel documents to police and to report to the East End Police Station every Monday and Friday. 

He is to return to court on February 25.

Attorney-at-law Myron Walwyn represented him.

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  1. missing says:

    and what about his facilitator who was with him during the criminal acts are they not his co-acussed?

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    • Bonus says:

      I think that the man should receive a bonus. He obviously found it quite easy to appropriate funds from a very flawed system over a very long time. Time and time again throughout the BVI we see all sorts of businesses doing accounting with ledger books like the 1950’s elsewhere. Wake up people. There are computers and programs to avoid this. Records would not be lost in storms if they were computerized and stored on a server off island. Get a grip!!!!

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      • @Bonus says:

        Baffled over here. If records were lost in the storms there must have been electronic data some where to look at and note that money was missing? Just asking. No one is that stupid to leave paperwork around to be found if they are stealing IJS. The biggest of companies with the most sophisticated systems get stolen from because the people in the system who work long get to understand how to beat the system. There are many cases of this locally, regionally and internationally. People who do it would only hope that they don’t get caught. How people does get themself in these situation buddy. There is a firm belief that that are more in sectors of the public and private sectors but they are clever. However Time Longer than twine and before time catch up stop what you all doing. Waiting for the conclusion on this matter.

  2. Well sah says:

    You see the kinda foolishness some people do when they have a job while other honest hard working people can’t get a job. SMH

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  3. Get your own water says:

    We need to start building our own cisterns again and stop giving the government money for a human right like water.

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    • tru says:

      and the one on Anegada is owned by an American company and they turned it off a while back because the government didn’t pay so perhaps this is how he was found out and if so he needs to go to be charged for stopping the water on Anegada for 10 days….

  4. Hmm says:

    After the hurricane their records were destroyed.

  5. waylox says:

    and look who is defending him?

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  6. WoW! says:

    When greed superseeds morality, even the mind is tricked into becoming delusional.

    Sad only one out thousands ah dem, in government and private sector alike, get caught.

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  7. hmmm says:

    I thought Treasury collect money not Water and Sewage.
    This is interesting…

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  8. TORTOLA. says:

    PEOPLE PLEASE HUMBLE YOUR SELF LESS YE FALL.HE THINKS HE’S THE BEST THING ON EARTH THAN SLICE BREAD.NO EVEN GOOD MORNING OR GOOD NIGHT

  9. @hmmm says:

    Water & Sewerage Department and other departments besides Treasury are collecting agents within Government for services rendered to the public.

  10. self says:

    THIS IS A SURPRIES AND A SHOCK WOW ALWAYS WALKING AND NOT TALKING TO PEOPLE IS NOT GOOD THE ENEMIE COME TO STEAL , KILL , ROB AND DESTROY HE THINK SOMEONE WOULD OF GET THE BLAME GOD DONT LIKE UGLY MAY THE GOD IN THE HEAVEN HAVE MERCY UPON HIM

  11. Justice says:

    How comes water and sewage department ain’t getting lock up with all those high bill they give residents and house hold use less water. Free the woman he only take our money back what the department stole

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  12. Selfless says:

    They lock him up but nobody locking up the Director for fraudulent bills. We all know them meters not working and they making up bills to give people. That can’t be legal

  13. Inquiring mind says:

    Picture please

  14. The oppresor says:

    But dr smith got away with the plañe and mark the ports and myron the wall….look injustice

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  15. No Management says:

    This is the same Water and sewage department that put a lock on my meter for 5months and still give me a bill for $115 because the cashier said the meter is not read it is only there so I can get water and my bill is estimated at $23 per month. So although I could not get any water for 5 months because they locked the pipe I still have to pay. How ridiculous is this.

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