Clerk guilty of stealing $1.1M
It took just under an hour for a nine-member jury to all agree that Anderson Ryan Ince stole more than $1 million from the Psychiatric Hospital.
Ince, of Hannays, St Lucy, and formerly of Yearwood Road, Sugar Hill, St Joseph, was found guilty of stealing $1 118 500 belonging to the Black Rock, St Michael, institution, between August 1, 2003 and August 1, 2005.
The five women and four men of the jury also convicted him of money laundering, having engaged in transactions totalling $1,118 500, which were the proceeds of crime during the same period.
While the verdict was being read, Ince sat stone-faced in the dock staring straight ahead. Before he was led out of No. 2 Supreme Court, Justice Michelle Weekes informed him that he would be remanded at HMP Dodds pending a pre-sentencing report. Ince returns for sentencing on December 13.
The 43-year-old, who worked as a clerk at the hospital, had denied both charges. However, the jury heard that he had strategically crafted and was the mastermind behind the 44 cheques that were written out to both Anthony Nurse and Terryann Badenock.
They further heard that he had lived a lavish life off the proceeds, having purchased two cars, practically refurbished his then fiancée Marsha Gill’s home in St Joseph, and had showered his lady friends with expensive jewellery purchased from Colombian Emeralds.
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