Trinidad & Tobago

Charged for stealing what he claims is owed to him

AN employee of a bottled water company pleaded guilty in the San Fernando magistrates’ court yesterday to stealing wages owed him, but the magistrate changed that plea telling him that according to the law there is a defence known as claim of right.
Lutchman Ragoonath, 39, stood before senior magistrate Jo-Anne Connor charged with stealing $5,867.62 from Crystal Spring Waters, which represented sales of bottled water.

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