Man pleads to stealing water

After the Water Authority-Cayman cut off his water, a Bodden Town resident broke company equipment and reconnected the supply.

As a result, he was charged with damage to property and theft of water.

In Summary Court on Tuesday, Johel John Scott pleaded guilty to both charges.

Scott, 34, told Chief Magistrate Margaret Ramsay-Hale there was a padlock on the supply pipe, but he did not break it; he broke a ring around the padlock Value of the damage was $75.

Value of the stolen water was $700. According to details of the charge, the theft occurred between 26 February and 13 March.

In a separate case, Scott’s wife, Mirna, pleaded guilty to the theft of groceries and cosmetics valued at $82.68 from Foster’s on 1 April.

The magistrate sent the couple to a probation officer for a social inquiry report, with the matters to be brought back before the court on 3 December.