Daughter convicted for Stealing; mother for receiving
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – A mother and daughter were yesterday (Jun. 19) convicted on multiple charges at the High Court in Basseterre and remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison.
Convicted were Serene Phillip and her mother Angelina Phillip, both of Upper Monkey Hill.
According to a police communique, the two women were represented by Attorneys Chesley Hamilton and Vadeesha John, while the case was presented by the Director of Public Prosecution, Valston Graham, who was ably assisted by Crown Counsels Greatess Gordon and Teshaun Vasquez.
While Serene was convicted of stealing in excess of EC$700,000, her mother was convicted for receiving in excess of EC$50,000.
Serene was found guilty on five counts of Larceny, five counts of Embezzlement, one count of receiving property on a forged document and not guilty on two counts of Embezzlement.
Angelina was found guilty on three counts of receiving stolen money.
Both of them were remanded at Her Majesty’s Prison awaiting sentencing on August 2, 2019.
The offences were committed between January 2009 and May 2014.
On July 24, 2014, police had reported that Serene Phillip was formally arrested and charged with six counts of embezzlement, which were believed to have been committed between January 1, 2009 and June 16, 2014; six counts of larceny by servant, which were believed to have been committed during the same period; three counts of forgery, allegedly committed between January 1, 2011 and June 16, 2014; and one count of demanding money on forged instrument, allegedly committed between January 1, 2014 and June 16, 2014.
The report indicates that the offences were committed at SOL Ec Ltd, St. Kitts, and SKNVibes had understood that the young woman was employed there as an accounts clerk.
It was alleged that the young woman had forged the manager’s signature on cheques, which she made payable to herself and or her relatives.
Earlier in July 2014, Serene was also charged with one count of larceny by servant, which the police claimed was committed between August 20 and 21, 2013.
The police had also reported that her mother was charged with Receiving and that the offence occurred sometime between January 2009 and January 31, 2011 at Basseterre.