Jewellery thief faces justice – after six years – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password

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.

It is The Royal Gazette's policy not to allow comments on stories regarding court cases. As we are legally liable for any libellous or defamatory comments made on our website, this move is for our protection as well as that of our readers.

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published September 03, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated September 03, 2020 at 9:44 am)

Jewellery thief faces justice – after six years

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon