Man robs school of registration fees

| 10/08/2017 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Police are on the lookout for a man who made off with cash stolen from a George Town private school on Thursday morning at around 8:30. Officers were called to Truth for Youth, on Walkers Road by the junction of Goring Avenue, around 45 minutes later and learned that a man posing as a parent had pushed a member of staff to the ground before grabbing money that had been collected from other parents for registration fees.

According to the police report, the man had pretended to be interested in registering a child at the school before he knocked the staff member over, took the money and fled in the direction of Boilers Road. An RCIPS spokesperson said the only description available of the suspect is that he is brown-skinned, and was wearing a purple shirt and a black backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call George Town Police Station at 949-4222. Anonymous tips can be provided to the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online here.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    So, no accent, no facial marks, scars etc? Not the best of discriptions to go by.




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  2. Anonymous says:

    I don’t understand why this unfortunate incident caused so much crap to be spouting on here, however I will add my two cents worth. I had four children and they all went to private prep schools, then on to what was then Government middle school and on to John Gray High then on to universities and now they all have bachelor and master degrees and doing quite well for themselves I might add. We were and still are hardworking Caymanians, who value a good education and decided to sacrifice for our children. The majority of Caymanian children could do the same if they put in the effort and had parent who were willing to put in the time. If someone applied themselves and made money, whether expats or locals cudos to them. Please stop blaming everyone for your own self inflicting ineptness.




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  3. Anonymous says:

    As a past student of TFYS, I propose all members of the alumni dedicate $25 to more than make up for the losses suffered by this despicable crime.
    (Unna know we is plenty in numbaz’!)

    The school can use the excess to shore up their security and or upgrade their payment system as a means to safeguard against future incidents.

    To those about to reference “insurance” and related comebacks..please save it.
    (That alone proves you never had any intention to assist or even care.)

    This is a “Troot fa Yoot” ting

    😉

    Thoughts with Sister E (wish you a speedy recovery), Bro James, Sis Lois, Sis Cindy and the rest of the teachers and staff.




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  4. Anonymous says:

    Hard to believe the school is being attacked here. Some of you need to look at yourselves and try not to be so vicious.




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  5. Anonymous says:

    Not to discount the gravity of this theft, but how many households would actually be paying private school tuition in cash, and how many schools still accept blocks of cash like that, and then leave those stacks of bills exposed and unattended during the course of office duties? Seems really odd and unusual to me in the year 2017. Is the school accountant supposed to show up at their bank, like “el Chapo”, to deposit thousands in untraceable cash?!? Which bank accepts that situation?




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    • Anonymous says:

      Not sure about this school, but I do know of other schools that do not have Debit Card machines and only accept cash or cheque. So yeah, this happens. The article says they were collecting registration fees not a years worth of tuition.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Cheque, local draft, online payment, or debit/credit card, should be the only payment options for tuition payments in 2017.

        All school accounts departments (or any other business) should have a “Square Point of Sale” mag strip reader to accept and process credit card payments and automatically issue digital receipts. So easy, a cave dweller can do it.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Truth for Youth is an old school traditional school so this is no surprise. As a graduate, I can confirm that the tuition would be paid in cash as the school board and management are very trusting god-fearing individuals. Times have changed, crime is on the rise, but the TFYS still believes that there is good in everyone. Maybe this will open their eyes.




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      • Anonymous says:

        For hundreds of years, people (including God-fearing) have written cheques and the cancelled cheque becomes proof of payment, or, they order a local bank draft which comes with that paperwork.




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    • Anonymous says:

      How difficult is it to be registered as an online payee at a couple of the major banks?




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  6. Anonymous says:

    Getting worse minute by minute. Hey the powers that be “keep hiding your heads in the sand”, keep buildings roads to now where”, “keep wanting another 40 thousand people on these islands” “keep wasting time, energy and money on these PR and Status want to be” …… We are in big trouble.




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  7. Anonymous says:

    Who was going to know that moneys was at a school? This one looks pretty easy for the Detective.




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  8. Anonymous says:

    PPM’s Cayman.




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  9. Sharkey says:

    This has never happened in 50 years , says that things are gone to the dogs . But this sounds like someone knew where the money was and who had it .
    School it’s time to change and put in some tuff security guard .
    But I really believe that someone wanted to get their child tuition refunded .

    I hope that they get the scumbag that robbed the School and trying to deprive children of their education .




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    • Sharkey says:

      I would say that when you make a statement like that you’re defending something . Not sure who you are but if the cap fits wear it .




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  10. Anonymous says:

    These parents can afford to pay another time.
    They are also causing the traffic in the morning.
    All these stay home moms with kids causing traffic half way the island.




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    • Anonymous says:

      You are a poor example of a human being to make such an obscene statement as the above. Please leave our island as you are so unhappy with things.




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    • Anonymous says:

      They cause the traffic and could not care less if people get late for work.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Right 9.53 because that road belongs to you, right? Get your lazy ass out of bed earlier to get to work on time…or dies your limited IQ prevent you from thinking about such an option…always someone else’s fault, right? never your own.




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        • Anonymous says:

          My iq is 155, dummy, try to beat that !!




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          • Fred the Piemaker says:

            As less than 0.1% of any population get 145, you are are rare bird indeed – or lying through your socks. Given you cannot even capitalise IQ and seem to think that you can not only ascribe the cause of traffic congestion to a single group of people without any evidence, but also decide their state of mind, rather suspect its the latter.




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          • Anonymous says:

            Having it and using it are two different things




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    • Anonymous says:

      You are one of our problems in this society…




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    • Anonymous says:

      The man can afford to pay his time in a cell like the dog he is.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Can afford to pay again??? You are obviously condoning robbery!! Was it you that stole the money?? What an attitude! These parents work hard to pay for their children’s education, it’s not given to them on a plate. A few more Caymanians should take a leaf out of these hard working people’s books and educate the likes of you. Maybe then there wouldn’t be so much crime in Cayman.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Big fat ugly troll 8.45. Jealous too.




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    • Observer says:

      Are you stupid. Your comments should never be published. You are an idiot.




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    • Anonymous says:

      I agree completely.
      Is it fair that only the wealthy have access to expensive schools and health care ?
      Because that is how our americanized society has become.
      The children of a gardener should have the same rights as those of an accountant. But in reality that is not the case.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Well…actually, if the gardener isn’t Caymanian their kids will have to go to private school too!




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      • Anonymous says:

        CIG started that system, no one else…and broke the school system at the same time, for Caymanians in terms of quality and exposure to other ideas and culture, and for expats in terms of cost. Don’t blame the wealthy, CIG did this.




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      • Sjames says:

        Big Mac was a gardener and did well until he saw those implants.




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      • MM says:

        Absolutely ridiculous; do you think people become wealthy and gain the opportunity to remain at home with their children by sitting on their backsides! It takes hard work, and sacrifice too. People only see when you’re sitting on the pedestal and never when you’re dragging through the mud to reach there.

        Would a private school turn down the tuition for a child that belongs to a gardener? Or are you suggesting that the schools should give free private education to children of gardeners so that every child has the same opportunities? If that’s the case let’s start giving away mansions to the children in the lesser fortunate neighborhoods to make sure they grow up the same too.

        Our public school system still churns out amazing, well-educated, matured, successful youth – those students who do not attain these standards are 100% the parents fault! Not teachers, not the ministry of education, not the schools, not the curriculum – it’s the parents!!! I have FOUR children in public school and they are ALL top students; I guess their teachers must be teaching them from the private school curriculum eh?

        The ONLY problem I have had with the public school system all these years (and why I am seriously considering taking my hard-earned dollar to enroll to a private school) is that my kids have to rub shoulders with the children of parents who do not give a hoot about their kids or their kids’ education, behavior, success, future, morals, attitudes, manners, etc, etc, etc!!!! My kids come home with very disturbing tails of what they witness other students doing and saying and those activities are so far from what their accustomed to at home.

        The distraction of the children who come from homes of parents that should have been castrated (yes I said it, and I am Caymanian FYI) – the amount of time that is consumed to keep order on campus, to avoid fights over “man, money, girls” ; the over-sexuality of some kids, the drugs on school compound – check the backgrounds of these students; the parents should be charged for child-neglect and abuse!

        Children entering primary school at age 5 who can’t say their alphabet or count to 10 – yes, blame it on the Ministry of Education! It is the [email protected] parents!!! Teach your children something! The long car rides blazing vulgar music while dropping your child to school; sing the ABC song, count, do spelling quizzes, have a sensible discussion!

        I am soooooooooo tired of hearing the rubbish now about our public schools not doing enough and our ministry not doing enough – they have their hands tied with trying to undo the damage done to kids BY THEIR OWN PARENTS!

        Some parents are sending their kids to school expecting the school to teach them everything from their first words to how to dress and then when the child gets to high school and still can’t read it’s the school’s fault!

        Yes, I agree at this point. It is the school’s fault – because if there is a perfectly capable student lagging behind and cannot read fluently at age 10 – the school should report the parents! Send a detailed report straight to the family support unit and interview every adult that has responsibility for that child and formulate a plan together, check the educational abilities of the responsible adults AND send those adults to literacy lessons if it is found they are incapable themselves! Education is the key to ending these social problems and we have to educate the adults so that they can help their own children or those kids will grow up to rob more schools, houses and businesses or worst, walk in and shoot the establishments up!

        Parents coming to the schools threatening teachers because they had to punish their disrespectful, ill-raised child – teachers being cursed at, hung up on or told that there is nothing the parent can do – teachers have to be given the power to report the parents and police should be given the power to charge them!

        We have to employ more social workers and get an accredited parenting program and empower the courts to place parents in to that program and teen parents should have follow-up counselling weekly from the day they leave the maternity ward until that child starts primary school! We are spending over CI$10 million dollars per year to incarcerate about 100 male prisoners; you mean to tell me it wouldn’t make sense to offer free adult literacy and computer training? We have to educate the people regardless; it is no secret that people with lower literacy levels have less self control, are more violent and do not properly evaluate situations which all tends to make them more vulnerable to criminality.

        The social problems we are facing in this country are due to loose parenting practices (or none at all) – yes it is tough to be a good parent while in stretched financial circumstances, but if the parent thinks it is tough for them they should also start thinking how tough it will be for their child if they do not give them every opportunity to find the success the parents did not get! Empower your children with education – I don’t care if it is a public or private school, ultimately a child’s success stems from the involvement of their parent and no curriculum or private school education can change that!




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    • Anonymous says:

      Obviously you are not paying for any of your kid’s education for you to make a comment like that. Please keep your negative comments to yourself.




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    • Anonymous says:

      It appears you do not have children. Hence you are quite inconsiderate and selfish. Maybe one day you’ll be a parent, then you will learn humility and empathy for those affected by this tragedy.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Entitled, free-loading vipers resenting the required private schooling of expat kids is a special kind of stupid. Apologies for the traffic delay, your Excellence. I suppose we should all curtsey and yield with special haste to your importance and standing?!? Can you hear yourself?




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  11. Anonymous says:

    If those expensive CCTVs were worth the money spent, then most of our woes would be solved. They serve a purpose all over the world, but not in the Cayman Islands. Who is responsible and where is the accountability?




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  12. Anonymous says:

    Hmm, so not a Canadian, British or American problem?? Why is there so much hostility to these people in Cayman since they don’t seem to committ many crimes (I’ve only bee here nine months).




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    • Anonymous says:

      “These people”? Would you care to name the nationality of “these people” that you refer to or do you wish to keep us guessing?




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      • Anonymous says:

        “These people” is obviously referring to Canadians, British and Americans as the poster is wondering why so much negative stuff is thrown their way when they don’t seem to commit many crimes.




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    • Anonymous says:

      The only physical description given was that the suspect was brown-skinned. If you take that to mean absolutely no chance of it being a Canadian, British or American then you shouldn’t have to look far to see why Xenophobia exists in Cayman and elsewhere. All this considering there was not a single comment on this post suggesting anyone thought it to be a foreign national. With that line of thinking, I’d say you’ve brought in some prejudices of your own (and you’ve only been here nine months).




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    • Anonymous says:

      It is pure frustration if you knew that your brother was a thief and you had to constantly apologize for his actions. So one way to rationalize it is to pretend that furiners are the historical cause and not your brothers in the present.




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    • Cracker Jack Box Degree says:

      They have brown skinned people in other countries too. You are a moron trying to stir things up. It is not helpful




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    • Anonymous says:

      Leave then, or is the money too good?




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    • Anonymous says:

      Called bigotry & jealousy!




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