Forecasters watching new weather activity closely
September 5, 2019
Belize starts with deficit in CONCACAF Nations League
September 5, 2019

Caye Caulker resident fined for stealing whisky

Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2019. 5:17 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: A Caye Caulker resident is behind bars, charged with stealing two bottles of Black Label whisky, after he was unable to pay an old fine.

34-year-old Jose Augustine is now serving time after he appeared before Magistrate Emmerson Banner on a single charge of theft.

Allegations are that on August 26, 2019, he stole two bottles of Black Label whisky from Chinese businessman, Argie Kwok; he pleaded guilty to the charge of theft.

Augustine told the court he planned to sell it for $100 each so he could help his sick mother who he claims is in the hospital.

But an old bill that Augustine has from June of 2019 of $548.00 landed him behind bars.

For this recent theft conviction, Magistrate Banner imposed a non-custodial sentence of a fine of $1,000 plus a $5.00 cost of court fine which he ordered him to pay by September 30, 2019 in default, 1 year imprisonment. But the outstanding fine was what Augustine had to pay to get out and he could not do so by the end of the day hence why he was remanded to prison.


Advertise with the largest and fastest growing audience in Belize ~ We offer fully customizable and flexible digital marketing packages. Your content is delivered instantly to thousands of users in Belize and abroad! Contact us at [email protected] or call us at 670-6397.


© 2019, This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *