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Man fined for receiving stolen BPL fuel

Guardian Senior Reporter

Published: Apr 20, 2017

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A man was yesterday fined for receiving 110 gallons of stolen diesel from Bahamas Power and Light over the weekend.

Jarius Bowleg, 48, was one of four men arrested after the fuel theft was uncovered by a worker on April 15.

However, only Bowleg and Phillip Curry, 50, of Butler Street, Nassau Village, were charged.

Bowleg and Curry were arraigned before Senior Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans on charges of stealing and the alternative charge of receiving.

Initially, they both pleaded not guilty, but Bowleg changed his plea after learning that he would be remanded to prison until he could get bail from the Supreme Court.

He pleaded guilty to receiving and the stealing charge was withdrawn.

Vogt-Evans gave Bowleg the option of paying a $1,000 fine or spending one year in prison.

As for Curry, he maintained his not guilty pleas and will be tried on June 14.

Sergeant Claudette McKenzie prosecuted.

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