The St. Vincent-born Canadian man who was on Monday found guilty of failing to pay an EC$15,494.22 hotel bill will have to wait an additional week for sentencing.
Allie Franklyn-Providence was initially scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday at the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown.
However, when the matter was called, Senior Prosecutor Adolphus Delplesche told the court that the Crown was yet to receive a response from Interpol, regarding whether Franklyn-Providence had any convictions in other jurisdictions.
He noted that Section 92 of the Criminal Code allows the Crown to make such an inquiry, if a convicted person does not have any antecedents in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne Matthias granted the prosecution’s application for a one-week adjournment before sentencing.
She said she wanted to give Interpol an opportunity to respond to the Crown’s request.
On Monday, the Chief Magistrate found Franklyn-Providence guilty of a charge that between Sept. 29 and Nov. 4, 2017, at Villa, with intent to make permanent default on part of an existing liability to make payment of EC$15,494.22, he dishonestly induced Crystal Andrews of Villa to wait for payment.
The man racked up the bill in room and tax charges as well as 60 visits to the restaurant at Mariners Inn.
When Franklyn-Providence reappears in court next week, he will also go through case management regarding two other charges.
He is charged that on Aug. 21, 2017 at Villa, knowing that payment on the spot of US$320 for services done was required or expected, he dishonestly made off without making said payment.
He is also charged that on Aug. 21 at Villa, he stole two bath towels – value US$20, two hand towels — value US$10, and two washcloths — value US$4, total value, US$34, the property of Carlita Samuel of Belair.