June 18, 2024
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Salesgirl caught on CCTV stealing items valued over GH₵25k bonded

An Accra Circuit Court has asked a salesgirl to sign a bond to be of good behaviour for six months after she was found culpable of GH₵25,181.00 theft.

Regina Amegbe, who was caught on Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) stealing, denied the offence but paid the amount involved in the course of the trial.

Police Chief Inspector, Christine Bansah, earlier informed the Court presided over by Mrs Susanna Eduful that Mr Isaac Osei Darko, the complainant owned a men’s wear boutique in Accra.

He and Regina are residents of Accra, adding that she was employed by the complainant a year before the incident and that as a salesgirl, she kept the keys to the shop after close of work.

Chief Inspector Bansah said on March 3, 2021, at about 21:30 hours, Regina allegedly called Mr Darko to tell him that thieves had broken into the shop and made away with a number of the wares.

Mr Darko rushed to the shop to verify for himself, only for him to discover on the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) at the boutique that on that same day at about 19:00 hours, Regina closed from work but went back to the shop two hours later.

The Court heard that she came with a black polythene under her armpit accompanied by a guy.

Chief Inspector Bansah said the CCTV captured the two in the shop packing men’s suits, trousers, shirts, shoes, T-shirts and perfumes, valued at GH₵25,181.00.

She said the complainant arrested Regina, the convict, and sent her to the police station where she was rearrested.

In her caution statement, Regina admitted the offence but added that she was tricked by her accomplice, now on the run.

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