Facebook blew up this week with persons commenting on what they thought was a stiff penalty handed to a Vieux Fort man who had stolen EC$40 worth of dasheen.
Originally it was stated that the accused was fined EC$5,000. However officials of the Praedial Larceny unit confirmed on Friday that the individual was to be fined EC$500 or face three months in prison.
Titus Albert aka Tye of Contonment, Vieux Fort who was charged by Second District Court in Vieux Fort on Monday for the offence of Praedial Larceny, opted to serve the jail term, claiming that he was unable to pay the $500 fine. As a result he was sent to the Bordelais Correctional Facility where he will spend three months incarcerated.
Albert was arrested for stealing a quantity of dasheen valued at forty dollars belonging to a woman of Vieux Fort.