MONDAY, APRIL 30: A 21-year-old man today admitted using a stolen credit card to buy hundreds of dollars worth of liquor, groceries and clothing.
Shantoine Princeton Burrows pleaded guilty to dishonestly receiving a stolen HSBC credit card belonging to Claudia Robinson on April 23.
He admitted using the card to purchase Cockspur, a lighter, a bottle of Barefoot Moscato, Grey Goose, Chivas, two Digicel Flex cards and groceries, with a total value of $258.50, from Maximart.
He also admitted to using the card at Gallery 61 in Warwick to buy sneakers, three pairs of jeans, four pairs of shorts and two Manchester United cell phone cases, valued at $548.
The court heard the complainant secured her home in Sandys on April 23. When she returned, several glass panes had been removed from her windows.
She discovered various items were missing, including the HSBC credit card.
At 10am that day, Burrows went to Maxi Mart to buy the Cockspur and lighter. He returned at 1:33pm the same day to purchase the rest of the items. At 3:45pm, he went to Gallery 61 and bought the clothing.
He was arrested at his home later that day.
The court heard he has previous convictions.
Addressing the court Burrows said: “I would like so say this is my first conviction as an adult.
“I just say that I’m trying.
“This was a big mistake on my behalf.”
Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner ordered a social inquiry report and adjourned the matter until June 12.
Burrows was given $5,000 bail.