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Customs Broker jailed for stealing from Guyana Learning Channel

CONVICTED THIEF: Ronald Williams

A Customs Broker was Thursday jailed for 18 months after he was convicted for stealing a video camera from the Guyana Learning Channel.

Ronald Williams,35, pleaded guilty to stealing one Sony High Definition Video Camera valued GUY$800,000 from the television station.

He committed the offence on May 21 at 3 Battery Road, Kingston, Georgetown.

Police Prosecutor, Dinero Jone said that the Chief Executive Officer of the Learning Channel saw Williams in the Learning Channel’s studio. He could not have provided no reasonable explanation for his presence there.

A search was conducted and the camera was found in a laptop bag that Williams was carrying. Begging for leniency, he told the court, presided over by Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan, that he returned the item after it was found in his possession and that he is the father of six children.

The court was told that he Williams was previously convicted and jailed for a simple larceny charge.