With a bright smile on his face, 38-year-old, Neville Haynes appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court today and admitted to fraudulent conversion.
He was sentenced to18 months in jail for pleading guilty to taking his uncle’s belonging and converting them into his own use.
Magistrate Leron Daly was told that on the 10th April at North Lapenitance, while being entrusted by his uncle, Erin Hanyes with a Refrigerator, a Microwave, a marriage Ring and other items totaling $670,000, the man converted everything to his own use.
The accused had been given the items by his uncle for safe keeping. However, when the uncle returned to uplift the items, he was told that they were all in the pawn shop.
While admitting to the crime, the accused told the Magistrate that his uncle is really upset that he was put out by his wife and given few of the belongings in the house.
The upset uncle told the Court that his nephew should face 15 years in jail, but the Magistrate instead sentenced the man to 18 months in jail.