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Policeman sentenced

Published:Wednesday | April 23, 2008 | 12:12 PM

A member of the Jamaica constabulary Force (JCF) was yesterday found guilty of Simple Larceny in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate\'s Court.

Constable Maurice Taylor, 28, has been sentenced to four months imprisonment.

He was charged following an incident in February 2007, in which he stole $140,000 from his friend Rohan Williams.

Both men travelled in Williams\' car to Greenwood in St. James, where they stopped at a bar and restaurant.

Williams\' evidence was that before exiting the car, he showed Taylor the money, which he planned to use to buy a car.

After they had been in the bar for some time, Taylor borrowed the car keys in order to put a tam and his blue denim shirt in the car.

Later, Williams went to his car to find the front passenger door open and his money missing.

He accused Taylor of taking his money and later made a report to the police.

Constable Taylor, then attached to the Falmouth Police Station in Trelawny, was charged and placed before the court in January.

He is also before the courts in Trelawny and St. Ann on similar and other charges.

Constable Taylor served the police force for almost 9 years.