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October 13 sentencing for St Elizabeth water thief

Published:Tuesday | August 26, 2014 | 2:38 PM

Charles Swaby, a farmer from Bull Savannah, St Elizabeth is to be sentenced on October 13 for trespassing on the works of the National Water Commission (NWC).

Swaby pleaded guilty to the offence when he appeared in Santa Cruz Resident Magistrate's court yesterday.

Two other men were also brought before the court on similar charges but they pleaded not guilty.

The men, Barrington Roye and Daniel McCathy, also of St Elizabeth addresses, were ordered to return to court on October 27.

It is reported that on July 8 personnel from the NWC along with the police were conducting routine checks in Burnt Savannah.

They observed sprinklers that bypassed the NWC's meters watering premises belonging to Roye.

He was arrested and later charged.

The next day another operation was carried out on the premises of McCathy and Swaby where its reported that the team uncovered illegal connections to the NWC’s systems.

Swaby and McCathy were also arrested and charged.

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