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Afranka Hackshaw Graham

Afranka Hackshaw-Graham stands outside the Serious Offences Court on Wednesday after being granted bail. (iWN Photo)

The ex-wife of a popular radio personality and political activist has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars from her employers.

Afranka Hackshaw-Graham was brought before the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown on Wednesday, charged that between May 8 and 13, 2017 at Bequia, she stole EC$15,699.37 from Unicomer, owners of Courts department store.

The South Rivers woman, who now lives in Bequia, pleaded not guilty to the charge when Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias put it to her.

She was granted EC$20,000 bail with one surety and was ordered to report to the Port Elizabeth Police Station in Bequia on Mondays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Hackshaw-Graham was also ordered to surrender her travel documents and was ordered not to leave the country without the expressed permission of the court.

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The court has also ordered that notices be placed at ports of entry and exit in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, barring her from leaving the country.

Hackshaw-Graham returns to court on Oct. 23, 2017 for trial.

She is the ex-wife of Colin “Hitman” Graham, a DJ with Hot 97 FM and activist on behalf of the main opposition New Democratic Party.

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