Employees of local Supermarket facing money laundering charges

Two female employees at the Grand Anse branch of the Food Fair Supermarket have been charged by police with the indictable offences of stealing and money laundering in connection to the disappearance of approximately EC$71, 700.

Boca, St. George resident Vanessa Mc Burnie and St. David’s resident Ingrid Mitchell are accused of stealing the money and using it in proceeds of criminal conduct between February 1 and March 18.

Boca resident Vanessa Mc Burnie and St. David’s resident Ingrid Mitchell accused of stealing from their place of employment

Mc Burnie, who was represented by Attorney-at-law, Anselm Clouden, and Mitchell, who retained the services of female Attorney-at-Law Skeeta Chitan, were both granted bail in the sum of $50, 000 with 2 sureties, when they made their first appearance before Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill at the St. George’s No. 1 Magistrate’s Court last week Wednesday.

As part of the bail conditions, the suspects are to report to the Central Police Station and St. David’s Police Station on Mondays and Fridays between 6.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. respectively.

THE NEW TODAY understands that one of the women claims to have used the money to finance medical care for her sick child.

According to a well-placed source, an accountant who looked at the finances of the supermarket felt that something “fishy” was taking place and a further probe discovered that money was missing.

The matter has been adjourned to June 22.

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