Ex security finance boss jailed for theft

| 17/01/2017 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The former financial controller at the Security Centre Ltd has been remanded in custody ahead of her sentencing hearing, which has been postponed until later next month. It’s almost three years since investigations at the security company turned up what was originally believed to be the theft of around $1 million and led to the arrest of Patti-Jane Ebanks. In November last year the 51-year-old accountant eventually pleaded guilty to stealing around half a million US dollars from her employers over a three-year period.

Following talks between her defence attorney and public prosecutors on the eve of the expected trial, Ebanks admitted to the theft of CI$420,000 after almost two dozen charges of theft, money laundering, forgery and fraud were consolidated into one count. But when Ebanks appeared in court Friday, the court remanded her in custody based on the inevitability that she will be serving a prison term.

The full sentencing hearing, when the crown’s case against Ebanks will be presented to the court and the term she will serve will be confirmed, which was set for 3 February is now scheduled for 23 February to allow for the completion of reports.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Jail time for the Caymanian, is just but, no court appearance nor jail time for the English charity thief, who was allowed to leave the island is unjust. Any theft, great or small is theft.

    • Jotnar says:

      Well, lets see what jail time she gets versus the English accountant who stole about the same amount, paid it all back and got over 3 years in jail. Bit of a difference comparing the amount of jail time someone on island and can face trial here gets to someone who fled the island before they were arrested -that’s a damn sight more relevant than expat versus local.

  2. Anonymous says:

    law too lenient on women….they have no respect for it….

  3. Anonymous says:

    pure women thiefing? hardly any men…worrying trend….

  4. Anonymous says:

    Why is there NO PICTURES of this Patti-Jane Ebanks?

    The “Gravy-Train-Woman” (Michelle Bouchard) had a pic for every article posted in the press.

    CNS, can we have some optics on Ms. Patti? Thanks.

    • Freddy says:

      I agree Post some pictures … It seems to be a lot of confusion in the community anyways because there is more than 1 person carrying the name in the district of West Bay.

      CNS: We post pictures when we have them. This is not always possible.

      • Anon says:

        XXXXXX If you don’t print the top of this comment I will know that you have been gotten to.

        CNS: No, we haven’t “been gotten to”. Please read the CNS Comment Policy.

      • Anon says:

        …and she is not a West Bayer either but rather from the Brac.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I am guessing house arrest for 12 months after a 4 month prison sentence, and she will get credit for 2 months, so she will be out in time for spring after serving 2 actual months in jail.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Girl yuh foofoo. You think you working for a non-profit uh Wuh?!

  7. Anonymous says:

    She got away with it the 1st time, so why not try it again. I guess she just weren’t as lucky. Fairbanks is waiting. ..

  8. Anonymous says:

    Deport to where? Cayman Brac?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Quite ironic a security company can lose so much money!!!

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  11. Dreaming of Champagne & Caviar says:

    Keeping up with the Joneses ain’t cheap!

    She should have moved to jolly ‘ol England.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Steal from a charity, no charges, much less jail time. Steal from a private company or law firm, it’s jail for you ole chum!

    • Suki says:

      It only works for the locals.. thats cayman against caymanians.. now am not sayi g she did good by stealing!! Dont care how much millions infront of me, its not mine..

  13. Anonymous says:

    Silly lady must have thought she worked for government.

  14. Anon says:

    She stole a lot more , she deserves a very long sentence!

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