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Westmoreland conman gets two-year suspended sentence

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2015 | 11:14 AM

A Westmoreland man who pretended to be a telephone technician, stole cellphones and pocketed $40,000 has been sentenced to a total of four years in prison.

Thirty-three-year-old Rohan Wilson pleaded guilty yesterday to four counts of Larceny by Trick when the case against him was called up in the Savanna-la-Mar Resident Magistrate’s Court.

Wilson was sentenced by RM Sheron Barnes to 12 months imprisonment on each count.

However, the sentences have been suspended for two years with supervision from the probation office.

In asking the court for leniency, Wilson said his parents and brother had died within the last five years and that he was extremely stressed. 

He also promised to work and pay back the money he took.

Wilson had no prior convictions.