Allie Franklyn Providence a businessman from the community of Troumaca who recently returned from Canada has been sentenced to a jail term of seven months.
Providence was ordered to pay compensation of $15,424.22 to the Mariners Inn Hotel located at Villa by April 19th, 2019 failing which he faces a six months jail term.
The Chief Magistrate also ordered him to surrender all travel documents to the Court and to report to the Central Police Station on Fridays between 6 am and 6 pm at the completion of his sentence until the compensation is paid.
These orders were given on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 after he was convicted two weeks ago.
At that time Senior Prosecutor Adolphus Delpesche at the Serious Offences Court had requested that the sentencing is adjourned so as to allow them to inquire with Interpol to know if Providence has any previous convictions in other countries of the similar nature.
Providence was arrested and charged by Law Enforcement Officer after he went to the Hotel from September 29th to November 4th and mounted up the cash which he failed to pay when a request was made by the hotel officials.
He was eventually evicted from the hotel.
By St Clair Charles