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Kingston man pleads guilty to stealing $2.3 million from employer

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2015 | 5:14 AM

Twenty-three-year-old Kingston resident Shavone Brown yesterday pleaded guilty to stealing $2.3 million from his employer.

When he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court, Brown, who is being represented by attorney-at-law Melrose Reid was remanded for sentencing on June 26.

The court was told that last month, Brown accompanied his employers to a western union in Cross Roads, St Andrew to buy US dollars.

The employer reportedly gave Brown the money to hold while he parked.

However, Brown, who was standing outside the vehicle, ran away with the money.

The police later issued a public appeal for Brown to turn himself in and he subsequently surrendered last week Friday.

In court, he admitted to taking the money but said while escaping he was robbed by two men.

Resident Magistrate Maxine Ellis told him he should take back the money or some of it as that could be to his benefit at sentencing.