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Teen gets last chance


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Not one cent! In the five months since 16-year-old Zimmany David Cumberbatch last appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court, he has not paid a cent in court-ordered compensation.

And while he has been given an extension, the teenage thief was warned it would be his last, and if he does not pay, he will spend time in prison.

Cumberbatch, of Haggatt Hall, St Michael, was back in court on Thursday after he initially appeared last October.

Then, he had pleaded guilty to stealing a $1 600 bicycle belonging to Anthony Seale on September 24, 2017.

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant had ordered him to repay the man $1 600 for the bicycle or face three months in prison.

But when the magistrate asked the boy on Thursday if he had recompensed the complaint, Cumberbatch replied he had not.

“Not even part of it?” the magistrate asked.

“No, ma’am,” the teenager said.

The teenager’s father later told the court the boy had been looking for a part-time job and had approached the complainant about paying the money “in pieces”.

“But the man say he ain’t want it in pieces, that he want it in a lump sum,” the father said.

Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant gave Cumberbatch an extension until June 28 and warned him that it would be his last. (HLE)


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