$3,000 fine for stealing 11 flat screen televisions

After one week on remand at the Belize Central Prison, 29 year old Belize City resident, Justin Longsworth was slapped on the wrist with a fine of $3,000 for stealing 11 flat screen televisions. Longsworth was found guilty of stealing the 49 inch flat screen television sets which were to be delivered to the Fort George Radisson Hotel from the company  he worked with, Valdez’s Broker Company. Radisson Hotel never received the items and of the 11 stolen televisions, only 1 was recovered during the Police investigation. Last week Thursday, May 18, Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith, found him guilty and remanded him to prison to decide his fate.  Today, she Longsworth that he is a thief but because of his three children, she would not send him to jail for 3 years.  She imposed a $3,000 fine plus a $5.00 cost of court fine of which she ordered him to pay by December 20, 2017,  in default, 3 years imprisonment.vlcsnap-2017-05-25-20h51m45s257

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