Man gets probation for stealing farmer’s fruits

A man who stole fruits from a farm was on Friday sentenced to probation for three months.

Adrian Poitier, 35, helped himself to papayas, sapodillas, a sugar apple, a pumpkin and eight bunches of bananas, with a total value of $195, on January 4.

Poitier, a pool cleaner, said he knew the fruits weren’t his—but he took them anyway.

He told Magistrate Shaka Serville that he had no intention of selling the stolen goods but he took them for his personal use.

The magistrate told Poitier that the crime wasn’t the most serious offense on the books but it was still a crime of dishonesty.

Poitier returns to court on Wednesday, January 19. On that date, the prosecutor Inspector Kenny Thompson will inform the court whether the stolen fruits had been returned to their rightful owner.

If the owner hasn’t received them, Poitier will have to pay restitution of $195.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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