A magistrate has given a building contractor another chance to repay a woman whom he cheated out of $10,000.
Kevin Frazier has already returned $5,000 to Gracie Knowles, and he has until June 14 to pay the remainder.
Frazier pleaded guilty to stealing by reason of service last month.
He had initially been accused of stealing a total of $44,000 from Knowles after he failed to complete an apartment in Abaco, despite being paid to do so.
However, Frazier only admitted to stealing the $10,000.
He paid Knowles $5,000 on May 26, after his guilty plea before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt on the same day.
He was supposed to settle the balance last week.
However, Frazier said he needed more time.
According to him, he had back pain, which prevented him from completing another job.
Frazier said that once he received the money for that work, he would be in a position to repay Knowles.
After the prosecutor, Sergeant 3605 Samantha Miah consulted with Knowles, the court extended his payment deadline to June 14.
Frazier faces six months’ imprisonment if he doesn’t pay. The magistrate warned Frazier that it would be his final chance to pay. She advised to have someone drop him to court or to catch the bus there if he didn’t have the money, so his car wouldn’t be vandalized.
The second theft charge involving the $34,000 is still pending.