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Woman on fresh larceny charge following embezzlement case

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2015 | 11:27 AMChristopher Thomas

Christopher Thomas

Gleaner Writer


A St. James woman, who had recently concluded an embezzlement case where she had reportedly stolen $130,000 from her employer in 2013, was back before the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court on Monday, on a fresh charge of larceny as a servant.

Dacy-Ann Kerr, of Mount Salem in Montego Bay, is currently charged in relation to $750,000 which was reportedly stolen by her, although the details of that allegation were not outlined. Her case has been set for mention on April 30.

Kerr had recently concluded a case of embezzlement which had been brought against her, in which it was alleged that, sometime in August 2013, she was employed to work at a bar, and was given instructions to collect rent for her employer, who was going to the United States at the time. On January 27, 2014, the employer returned from overseas, and while taking inventory of the establishment's funds, she discovered that $130,000 was missing from the business-place's money pan.

When the new case, regarding the $750,000 figure, was brought before presiding magistrate Carolyn Tie on Monday, the court was told that Kerr was willing to repay that sum, following a mediation session with the complainant in the case.

“I can pay $20,000 a month,” Kerr told RM Tie, when asked how much she could pay back on the balance of the sum.

“Are you sure?” RM Tie asked the defendant.

“I will try, your honour,” Kerr replied.

The case was subsequently set for April 30, when Kerr is expected to make the first payment in restitution before the court.