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October trial for Denise Stanley for alleged theft, false accounting

Denise Stanley during a previous court appearance. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The trial of Denise Stanley will commence on October 3, 2016 when she is expected to defend against charges of theft and false accounting for allegedly converting monies entrusted to her into her own use and benefit.

Stanley made a second appearance in the Magistrate's Court on Friday May 20, 2016 charged with six counts of theft, pleading guilty to five of them and not guilty to one. She was also charged with false accounting to which she pleaded guilty.

Stanley first appeared before Magistrate Tamia N. Richards February 19, 2016 charged with the indictable offences of theft and false accounting.

The mother of four is said to have stolen an amount of over $5,000 over the course of a 10 month period. She denied stealing an amount of $3,000 between February 28 and September 30, 2015.

Stanley was charged along with two other men, a 28 year old and a 35 year old. The 28 year old, who is said to be from Carrot Bay, will appear in the Magistrate's Court on June 24, 2016 while the 35 year old resident of Fat Hogs Bay will appear on July 8, 2016.

The 'arrangement'

In February, the court heard that Stanley had an arrangement with Bailey Penn where she agreed to transfer the sum of $300 a month to the law offices of JS Archibald and Co on his behalf until a specified amount was paid off.

The court further heard that she allegedly failed to make a number of those payments. According to the facts of the case, Stanley allegedly collected five of those payments, ranging from $370 to $380, which she failed to turn over to the law office as arranged. 

This continued until Penn called the law office to inquire about whether payments have been made on his behalf only to hear that no payments had been made between August and November 2015.

The court heard that Penn, who was overseas attending to his sick wife, became suspicious when the defendant contacted him to tell him to inform her when he is about to return to the territory.

He then contacted the law enforcement authorities on December 22, 2015. A report was made to the Road Town Police Station and an investigation conducted by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) who visited the Moneygram office to inquire about the transactions between the defendant and Penn showing all of the dates and amounts sent.

Police also searched Stanley's home but nothing was found there. She then visited the Road Town Police Station and was informed of the charges against her. When cautioned, she said, “Let me be honest. Lying and running will not help. Yes, I took the money.”

She was thereafter arrested for the offence of theft. Police also searched her car and found two Moneygram forms. An audio interview was conducted by the Police where the defendant allegedly admitted to taking the money for July, September, October and November of 2015.

18 Responses to “October trial for Denise Stanley for alleged theft, false accounting”

  • ... (25/05/2016, 08:28) Like (1) Dislike (9) Reply
    people hurt yall
    • Hard time (25/05/2016, 12:15) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Iam hurting too aint going jail for shite
      • Reply (25/05/2016, 13:34) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        me either
      • agreed (25/05/2016, 21:04) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        S#%t, I'm hurting to but I am afraid of jail and I will not make it in jail, was not built for that. I would prefer to sell bottle water on the side of the road from 9 -5 than steal.
  • Glass House (25/05/2016, 09:26) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    She is not the only one stealing from their employer. She is one of those that simply got caught!
    • @HER DAUGHTER (25/05/2016, 10:14) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    • Schups (25/05/2016, 10:53) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      WTF is your point?
      • MY POINT IS>> (27/05/2016, 14:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        When ever there is a crisis, and when caught in trouble, she is always bringing up that she is a single mom and has 4 kids....Their are alot of single mom who have 4 or more kids and are not behaving this way...The fast life isn't good..please pray for her..hallelujah.....hallelujah.....hallelujah.....halleluah
    • hm (25/05/2016, 11:05) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      That does not make it right
  • HMMMMMMMMM (25/05/2016, 10:12) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    I'm pretty too sure she's $3LL*ng her (BEEP) to move up...
  • Why is this news (25/05/2016, 10:51) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    is she famous or something?
  • Serpico (25/05/2016, 15:09) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    I just want to know when the politicians going get locked up for thiefing
    • CHANGE OF CAREER (27/05/2016, 14:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You should consider being a lawyer and try to figure out it.....or write to the new commisioner of Police...
  • Bunny (26/05/2016, 07:56) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    these people don't be shame
  • Jesus Wept (26/05/2016, 15:35) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Who haven't sin cast the first stone
    • hmm strupes (27/05/2016, 14:12) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Everyone is a sinner. No sin is greater than another...But what we're saying that "her sin" has cost her big time; lost of good image/character etc. Who will be able to trust her now?? And this is the second time that her name hits the News..One in 2012 and this year..She suppose to be a woman of integrity and respect..She has children that are looking up to her..
      • Future is not looking so good (29/05/2016, 03:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Exactly! The consequences of her actions will be her inability to earn a paycheck in the future because no smart business owner wikk want to hire a known thief. No one will trust her. Her poor choices will haunt her for the rest of her life and her children will suffer also. Being honest and trustworthy is the smart way to live. Crime never pays.
  • trrefdrfds (29/05/2016, 17:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

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