Man steals girlfriend’s school fee

January 28, 2022

A man who confessed to stealing more than $530,000 from his ex-girlfriend was ordered to make restitution when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Thursday.

Vasanie Kerr, 21, pleaded guilty to two counts of larceny and housebreaking. It was reported that the 22-year-old complainant, who is a student at The Mico University College, pursuing a bachelor of education degree in primary education, entrusted Kerr with $200,000 to pay her tuition. However, he took half the money for himself.

The court heard that Kerr then broke into the complainant's home and stole $435,000.

When he appeared before Senior Parish Judge Lori-Ann Cole-Montague, Kerr said that he took the money to repay loans. When asked by the judge where the money was, Kerr replied, "It's all finished, Your Honour".

The judge was not amused.

"What a wicked thing to do to somebody you were in a relationship with," the judge commented.

The unemployed man told the judge that he would repay all the money once he secures a job. He is currently on bail in the sum of $20,000. He has been ordered to report to the police twice a week. A fingerprint order was made.

Cole-Montague ordered Kerr to surrender his travel documents but he told the judge that the complainant was already in possession of them. The complainant confirmed that she had Kerr's passport and that she had taken it because she feared he would flee the island and not repay her.

"Smart, good. You did the right thing. No disrespect to any police, but you smarter than nuff. Yes, that's smart, she took matters in her own hands. I like how this complainant thinks," the judge said.

The complainant was ordered to hand over the passport to the police.

Kerr is expected to return to court on February 21 with a minimum of $200,000 to begin repaying the money.

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