Jewellery thief faces justice – after six years
A woman who fled to America and “stayed off the radar” for six years after she stole $46,000 of jewellery and silverware is to be sentenced next month.
Terry Rogers, 58, admitted three charges of theft in November 2013 and was due to be sentenced in early 2014, Magistrates' Court heard.
But she failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued for her arrest.
The court heard that she left Bermuda for America after she pleaded guilty.
Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe said: “You left and came back a month later, and didn't contact anyone to see what would happen. You got lucky.
“For six years you stayed off of the radar.”
The court heard how Rogers, formerly of St George's, used the money to help get her son out of a US jail.
She also bought a car and gifts for her grandchildren.
Rogers stole jewellery and cutlery from two of her former housekeeping clients, Lucinda and Suzanne Pearman, between January 20, 2012 and July 16, 2012.
Mr Wolffe released Rogers on $10,000 bail and told her to surrender her passport.
He also ordered her to wear an electronic tag and stick to a 7pm to 6am curfew.
Mr Wolffe asked for a social inquiry report before Rogers is sentenced.
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