Two Customs warehouse staff in court for theft

A civilian employee at the Customs warehouse pleaded not guilty to two charges of theft when he appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday.

Rhymiech Keyon Adolphus, 31, pleaded not guilty to stealing five cellphones and a quantity of herbal supplements and vitamins on successive days in August this year. He was represented by attorney Dennis Brady.

A second defendant, Danny Oscar Ebanks, also appeared, but he has been charged separately, albeit with the same thefts.

The Crown’s case is that the men stole the items at the Customs warehouse on Owen Roberts Drive. The charges did not state the value of the items.

Magistrate Valdis Foldats set a pre-trial case management conference for Mr. Adolphus for Oct. 18. He said he would set a trial date at that time.

Mr. Ebanks, 48, advised the court that he had changed attorneys. On that basis, the magistrate said he would set this defendant’s matter for mention on Oct. 18 also. Mr. Ebanks did not enter a plea.

In a press release after the men were first arrested, Collector of Customs Charles Clifford referred to both men as civilian employees who had been placed on required leave.

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