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Accused in $16m brass-bearings theft granted bail

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 1:45 PM

Rasbert Turner, Gleaner Writer

A former employee of Worthy Park Sugar Estate in St Catherine who is accused of stealing several brass bearings from his employers, was granted bail in the sum of $80,000 when he appeared in court.

Desmond Valentine a storehouse manager of Point Hill, St Catherine appeared in court last Friday and was granted bail by Parish Judge Tara Reid-Carr after his attorney Vincent Wellesley made an application on his behalf.

According to Wellesley, his client is innocent, has a steady address and has no previous convention.

Bail was granted on conditions that he doesn't disturb the investigation, and reappear on February 20, 2018 when the matter will again be mention.

Allegations are that between October and December last year 16 bearings valued about $16.5 million were stolen from Worthy Park.

A report was made and an investigation launched which resulted in Valentine been charged with storehouse breaking and larceny and other charges.