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​Former disaster relief workers in Antigua charged for stealing supplies

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:16 PM
In this file photo, packaged hurricane supplies are prepared for shipping.

Two men who worked at Antigua and Barbuda’s National Office of Disaster Services have been charged after allegedly stealing items intended for hurricane-affected residents of the twin-island nation.

Dion Browne, a relief manager, and Everton Waldron, a 50-year-old driver, are accused of taking thousands of dollars’ worth of food and other items between June 2017 and January 2018.

Waldron is charged with stealing over $20,000 worth of food and household items and receiving those items, knowing them to have been stolen.

Browne is charged with the larceny of over $3,000 in food and household items, and receiving those items, knowing them to have been stolen.

The two appeared in court today, after being charged yesterday, and were granted bail.