A former government employee pleaded guilty on Thursday to stealing $18,890 from the Cayman Islands government.
Trisha Marissa Jackson, 38, admitted to stealing the money between Nov. 28, 2011 and Jan. 31, 2017.
Nothing was said in court to indicate what department Ms. Jackson had worked in. However, before her appearance in court in January this year, a press release was issued indicating that the monies had been paid in for rental of government facilities, such as civic centers.
This week, Magistrate Valdis Foldats noted that Ms. Jackson also faced two charges of false accounting and eight charges of obtaining property by deception. He said these appeared to explain the method by which the money had been stolen, but did not affect the amount.
He asked Crown counsel Scott Wainwright to consider whether the one plea to theft would cover the criminality of the offending.
Defense attorney Crister Brady agreed that the theft was a breach of trust.
The magistrate ordered a social inquiry report and a victim impact statement.
Attorneys were asked to present any arguments in writing. Sentencing was set for Monday, July 23 and the defendant’s bail was continued until then.