House-keeper charged with stealing from Minister Simona Broomes

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Theft Accused: Donetta Rajkumar

A HOUSE-KEEPER employed by Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes, was Wednesday arraigned before Magistrate Faith Mc Gusty for allegedly stealing a quantity of cash from the minister’s’ home.

Donetta Rajkumar, a 33-year-old woman who resides in Sixth Street, Westminster, Parfaite Hamonie, West Bank of Demerara, was accused of stealing approximately $195,000 GYD, property of Simona Broomes, between March 6 to 7 at Lodge Housing Scheme.
She pleaded not guilty to the offence.

The defendant was represented by Attorney-at-Law, Everton Singh-Lammy,who requested reasonable bail for his client, on the grounds that she is the sole breadwinner for her three children.

Prosecutor Ceon Blackman told the court that on the day in question, the defendant was alone in the house conducting her duties when the money went missing. She was said to be the only one with access to the drawer at that time.

She was granted bail in the sum of $75,000 and will appear in court again on April 3, 2019.