Smith denies stealing jewellery
A woman charged with receiving stolen jewellery on Thursday was charged with more offences in Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Chanel Smith, 24, of St George’s, denied entering a home at Abbot’s Crescent, in Hamilton Parish, on April 15 and stealing several pieces of jewellery valued at $26,800.
She also denied receiving stolen jewellery worth $6,775 owned by Grace Swan.
The defendant also denied receiving a stolen laptop computer between January 14, 2009 and April 30 owned by Lisabet Outerbridge.
Crown counsel Nicole Smith indicated in court yesterday that more charges are pending.
Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner released the defendant on $3,000 bail with one surety.
Meanwhile, another woman, Pembroke resident Jewel Wilson, 23, pleaded not guilty to receiving stolen jewellery between March 26 and April 27 worth $400 belonging to Julia Ann Francis.
She further denied a second charge of receiving jewellery worth $975 owned by Tuere Smith between April 1 and April 28.
The defendant was released on $2,000 bail with one surety.
Vanessa Blyden, 21, of Pembroke, who was charged with similar offences yesterday appeared in court this morning to apply to get her passport and airline ticket returned.
She was granted permission to leave the jurisdiction with orders to return to Bermuda for court appearances and her bail was extended.