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Woman steals boss’ bank cards hours after starting job

When Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett, on Friday, remanded a woman to prison for the weekend ahead of her sentencing, he thought he was giving her a new experience.

However, the only thing new about Erescia Phillips’ prison stay was the prison.

The senior magistrate learned on Monday, at Phillips’ sentencing that she had already spent 18 months in a foreign prison for grievous bodily harm.

On Monday, the 27-year-old mother of a 4-year-old son was ordered to pay her former boss, EC$234.45 in compensation, representing the sum of money she had used from a debit card she stole from him on the first day of the job.

If Phillips does not pay the fine by Dec. 12, she will have to spend three months in prison.

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