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Canadian who stole from Gorham’s sentenced to time served

A Canadian who stole merchandise valued at more than $30 from Gorham’s was sentenced to time already served in custody.

Alexander Francey, 30, who told the court he had moved to the island three weeks ago to set up a new base for his company, admitted to taking a tarpaulin, fuel cleaner and motor oil when he first appeared in Magistrates’ Court on December 30.

At the time, magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo remanded Francey, of no fixed address, into custody until his sentencing today.

During his first court appearance, he admitted to stealing from other stores, but today pleaded not guilty to taking clothes from Vineyard Vines, valued at more than $500, on December 11.

He also denied stealing groceries valued at more than $400 from The MarketPlace on December 23.

Francey’s case was adjourned until January 16 and he was released on $1,500 bail until that time. He was also ordered to surrender all travel documents.

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