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Three arrested for alleged theft of jet ski

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of taking a conveyance without authority after a jet ski was reported stolen over the weekend.

Man denies home invasion

Shane Connor, of East End, on Monday abandoned his application to dismiss charges of aggravated burglary, robbery, possession of an unlicensed firearm, attempted burglary, theft and damage to property.

Woman cleared of theft charges

The accused and the complainant were said to have been co-workers and good friends. Court documents reveal that after noticing her debit card was missing, the complainant reported it and another one was issued. A few months later, the second card also went missing, which prompted the complainant to contact her bank.

Nadia Powery sentenced for stealing $400K

Nadia Miranda Powery has been sentenced to six years behind bars for stealing $400,000 from two employers.
The Law Courts Building in downtown George Town.

Mother of 5 to be sentenced for stealing $400K

A single mother who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars over a two-year period will have to wait a further three weeks to learn...

Attempted theft at George Town jewellery store

Police are investigating an attempted theft on Monday from a jewellery store in Edward Street in George Town.
The Law Courts Building in downtown George Town.

Woman surrenders passport in theft case

Cassandra Jasmine Ebanks pleaded guilty Friday to theft of more the CI$100,000 and US$100,000.

Sentence reduced in theft conviction

The Grand Court heard the appeal of a woman convicted for theft and making a false document and determined Wednesday that both convictions were fairly made.

Man sentenced to additional bike theft

Alvin Shaquille Ebanks, who was sentenced in December for a motorbike chase in which he led police on a 30-minute pursuit around West Bay, was sentenced for an unrelated case on Tuesday.

Convicted realtor cannot pay compensation

Former realtor Antonio Paolini, convicted of thefts from two clients, had his sentencing concluded on Thursday, when the judge determined that he would not make any order for compensation.

Suspended sentence for commercial thefts

Thefts from two George Town businesses resulted in a suspended sentence of four months’ imprisonment for a man with 57 previous convictions.

Five cars broken into overnight in Bodden Town

Police are investigating thefts from five vehicles that occurred overnight on Saturday in the Savannah Avenue area of Bodden Town.

Six months for theft from tourist

A man who pleaded guilty to theft from a tourist was sentenced on Thursday to six months imprisonment after Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn said such crimes could affect Cayman’s reputation as a first-class tourist destination.

Contractor sentenced for theft, false accounting

Kenneth Anthony Williams, a former contractor and sales representative for A. L. Thompson, was sentenced to nine months in prison Monday for theft and false accounting relating to a series of fraudulent transactions totaling $10,000.

Former bookkeeper pleads guilty to theft charges

Nadia Miranda Powery, a former accounts administrator for a real estate management company, pleaded guilty in Grand Court Friday to six counts of theft totaling more than US$400,000.

Another delay in tennis pro fraud case

The theft and forgery case of Robert Todd Seward was delayed again on Friday as the Crown counsel and defense attorneys try to find a path to arraignment and trial.

Man sentenced in theft and burglary cases

Marty Dean Whittaker was sentenced to three years and eight months in Grand Court on Tuesday for a burglary charge.

Teens arrested following car break-ins

Police arrested two teenagers, aged 18 and 19, following reports of four vehicles being broken into in downtown George Town during the Pirates Week festivities over the weekend.

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.

Grand Court cases adjourned

Evidence and arguments concluded last week in the trial of Odain Lloyd Ebanks, charged with robbery and possession of an unlicensed firearm. Mr. Ebanks had elected to be tried by judge alone and Justice Marlene Carter said she would hand down her verdict on Friday, Oct. 12.

​Jackhammer thief gets suspended sentence

A former employee of the Cayman Islands Fire Service received a one-month suspended sentence on Thursday after pleading guilty to stealing a jackhammer from the Fire Service.

George Town man charged with theft, common assault

A 28-year-old George Town man has been charged with theft and common assault in relation to an incident on the morning of Aug. 25 on Lawrence Boulevard.

Rapist jailed for 20.5 years

Okeno Nicholas Solomon, 25, was sentenced on Thursday to 20 and a half years in prison for three sets of offenses that began with burglary, escalated to burglary and indecent assault, and ended with aggravated burglary, theft and rape.

Woman asked for water, stole cash from domestic worker

A domestic worker who agreed to give a passer-by a glass of water lost more than $200 as a result, Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn heard on Wednesday.

Realtor was ‘terrible businessman,’ court hears

Former real estate broker Antonio Paolini was “a terrible businessman” who used money from two clients to pay business expenses and he never intended to benefit personally, a Grand Court judge was told on Wednesday.

Six months for theft from car

Thad Kaemeron Bodden, slated for trial on Thursday for theft, shortened proceedings by asking to have the charge put to him again. He then pleaded guilty and received a sentence of six months imprisonment.

Cashier stole from customer’s gift card

A young woman on a work permit asked that no conviction be recorded against her on Monday, but Magistrate Valdis Foldats decided that her offense was too serious for him to grant that request.

Former Logic employee receives prison sentence for $57,000 theft

A former employee of cable and internet provider Logic was sentenced Friday to three years and nine months imprisonment for theft and making a false document.

Tennis club theft charge adjourned to June

The former manager and head professional at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club, accused of theft and forgery, appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday, only to have his case adjourned again.

Woman admits theft from government

A former government employee pleaded guilty on Thursday to stealing $18,890 from the Cayman Islands government.

Tennis club pro charged with theft, forgery

The long-serving manager and head professional at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club has been charged with a string of offenses, including theft and forgery, in connection with funds allegedly stolen from the club.

Ex-realtor pleads guilty to theft

A Grand Court trial ended unexpectedly on Friday when defendant Antonio Paolini entered a guilty plea to a theft charge.

Former Ritz-Carlton cashier gets 14 months for $13,000 theft

The former general cashier at The Ritz-Carlton resort was sentenced on Friday to 14 months’ imprisonment for thefts totaling $13,397 over a three-month period last year.

Burglar steals car after finding keys

Keys left inside a car overnight at a home in Bodden Town led to a burglary and the theft of another vehicle parked outside the premises last week, police reported.

Ex-government clerk cleared of theft, false accounting

Former government clerk Atisa Ebanks had formal verdicts of “not guilty” entered in her favor on Wednesday after a brief appearance in Grand Court.

Son’s illness reduces mother’s sentence

Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn initially sentenced a woman on Wednesday to 12 months immediate imprisonment for theft from her employer, but reduced the sentence after hearing about the seriousness of the defendant’s son’s illness.

Burglar’s sentences reduced to 44 months

Sentences for five burglaries, one attempted burglary, one theft and other offenses could have added up to almost 18 years when Sean Roy Scott was dealt with in Summary Court earlier this month.

Teens arrested in motorbike theft at Kimpton

Police arrested two teenagers Monday in connection with the theft of a motorbike from the Kimpton Seafire resort parking lot.

Police search for stolen motorbikes

Two motorbikes were stolen over the past week from parking spots outside restaurants.

Theft suspect chased down on ‘getaway bus’

A woman whose cellphone was stolen Monday enlisted the help of a passing motorist to chase down the suspect, who had boarded a public bus as his getaway vehicle, the Royal Cayman Islands Police reported.

Arrest made in fight at Camana Bay

A fight broke out among several young men along Market Street at Camana Bay around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, police reported, and one youth said his phone was stolen. The attackers ran away before security arrived.

ATM thief sentenced to 20 months

A man who pleaded guilty to thefts and attempted thefts from the ATMs of two local banks was sentenced on Monday to 20 months’ imprisonment.

Visitor charged with thefts from ATMs

A Bulgarian national visiting the island appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday, charged with theft from automatic teller machines belonging to two different banks. Nikolay Nikolov, 35, is accused of stealing an undetermined amount of cash from the ATMs between Sept. 23 and Sept. 28. He is further charged with attempting to steal cash from various ATMs during the same period.

Crown: Aspinall sentence ‘lenient’

Cayman Islands prosecutors will appeal a 3.5 year prison sentence given earlier this month to a local accountant who admitted to stealing nearly US$500,000 from two investment funds he managed during a liquidation process.

Customers’ phones stolen at nightclub

A man who admitted stealing three cellphones at a nightclub was given a suspended sentenced on Monday after Magistrate Angelyn Hernandez heard that the phones had been returned to their owners and the defendant had no previous convictions.

Judge: Crown ‘overloading’ charges

A Cayman Islands Grand Court judge cautioned the Crown on Monday over what he said appeared to be an attempt to “overload” an indictment against an investment funds accountant who pleaded guilty to stealing nearly US$500,000.

‘Perennial fraudster’ Levitt sued by former employer

An accountant who was convicted of stealing from a Cayman Islands law firm in 2013 now faces a civil court lawsuit as the firm seeks to recover the remaining cash it says he stole.

Judge sums up $50k theft case

After a week of hearing evidence and arguments, Justice Marva McDonald-Bishop told the six-member jury that they would have to weigh circumstantial evidence when considering the case of a government clerk accused of stealing more than $50,000 from citizenship applications.

Friends of supermarket boss ordered to pay for court no-show

Friends of a supermarket manager who left the island facing charges of dishonesty have been ordered to pay a total of $22,500 after he failed to show up for a court appearance.

UPDATE: Hospital burglar ‘threatened to shoot officer’

A suspected burglar threatened to shoot a Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officer early Tuesday morning.

Accountant’s charges sent to Grand Court

Accountant Robert Neil Aspinall, accused of theft of almost half a million dollars, appeared in Summary Court on Monday, when charges against him were committed for trial in the Grand Court.

Accountant charged with theft of US$495,000

Robert Neil Aspinall, an accountant, appeared in Summary Court on Wednesday for 14 charges, including two for theft.

Traveler entrusted to deliver money found guilty of theft

Two women were found guilty on Wednesday of stealing US$1,000 from a person at the Owen Roberts Airport who wanted to send the money to her son in Jamaica.

Gov’t cash audits cite theft risks

Broken locks on cash tills, ready access to where “liquid assets” are stored and a lack of CCTV monitoring in sensitive areas have been flagged in several government agencies that were subject to cash audits in the past year, according to records obtained by the Cayman Compass.

Jail for driving while disqualified

A man charged twice for driving while disqualified was sentenced last week to eight months’ imprisonment.

Police arrest investment firm worker

A 37-year-old George Town man was arrested Friday in connection with what the Royal Cayman Islands Police said were suspected money laundering activities.

Police recover stolen vehicle

A vehicle stolen from outside a church in George Town earlier this week was recovered in West Bay Thursday after a tip-off from a member of the public.

Two RCIPS finance employees arrested for theft

Two civilian employees in the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s finance department have been arrested in connection with what authorities allege was a theft from the police service.

Elderly theft case: Signature not genuine, expert says

Forensic document examiner Frank Norwich told jurors in the trial of Michelle Bouchard Thursday that a signature he was asked to examine was not genuine.

Jury hears woman stole $2 million from elderly man

Statements from an elderly wealthy Australian man from whom Michelle Bouchard is accused of stealing more than $2 million were read to the jury in the woman’s trial Wednesday.

Elderly theft case trial gets under way

Trial began in Grand Court this week for Michelle Bouchard, who is accused of stealing money from an elderly man over a two-year period.

Woman gets four years for theft

An employee of Progressive Distributors Ltd. was sentenced on Wednesday to four years in prison for theft of $448,447 from the company.

Seized dirt bikes stolen from police station

Five illegal dirt bikes confiscated during police operations earlier this year were stolen from the rear yard of the George Town Police Station sometime over the weekend, police reported Tuesday, following questions about the theft from local news outlets.

Woman admits theft

A woman formerly employed at a jewelry store pleaded guilty on Tuesday to theft of four items, but did not agree with the value attached to them.

Store manager faces deception charges

The former manager of Kirk’s Market appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday on two charges of obtaining by deception.

Magistrate sentences burglar to 22 months in prison

Citing a defendant’s guilty plea to one burglary charge and one theft charge and his efforts to deal with his drug addiction, Magistrate Valdis Foldats sentenced James Orville Ebanks to 22 months in prison.

Construction materials stolen from unfinished high school

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is investigating the theft of construction materials, including copper wire, from a storage area on the John Gray High School construction site.

Staff scuba gear stolen from Eden Rock

An estimated $3,400 worth of scuba equipment belonging to two employees was stolen Friday afternoon from the Eden Rock Dive Center in George Town.

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