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Canadian to face trial on clothes stealing charge

Magistrates' Court

A Canadian who stole merchandise from two stores was sentenced to time already served in custody last week.

Alexander Francey, 30, first appeared in Magistrates’ Court in December, 2022, when he pleaded guilty to stealing items from Gorham’s, valued at more than $30, and has been remanded since then.

He was sentenced to time already served in prison one week after admitting the offence, but was then charged with stealing clothing from Vineyard Vines, valued at more than $500, as well as stealing more than $400 worth of groceries from the Market Place and initially denied both offences.

However, Francey admitted taking the groceries when he reappeared in court and was again sentenced to time already served.

However, he maintained that he did not steal the clothing.

Francey claimed to have moved to the island weeks before stealing from the stores, to set up a new base for his Canadian company.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo adjourned Francey’s remaining matter to Wednesday, February 8, when a trial will he heard.

Francey was remanded in to custody until that time.

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