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$50,000 bail for woman who purchased stolen JPS exec's smartphone

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2015 | 1:01 PM

The woman charged with receiving a smartphone stolen from Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) chief executive officer Kelly Tomblin was this morning granted bail.

Alecia Smith was offered bail in the sum of $50,000 and ordered to report to the Papine Police on Mondays and Fridays.

She is to return to court on April 21.

Tomblin was robbed of her Samsung Galaxy phone, with $200,000 in call credit as she exited JPS' New Kingston head offices.

Police investigators say the phone was snatched from Tomblin by two men who escaped on a motorcycle.

Investigators say they have since been taken into custody.

Prosecutors told the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate Court that five hours later Smith told the police that she purchased the phone for $25,000.