The accused, Nadia Lawrence uses a bag to hide her face as she leaves the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on Monday. (iWN photo)

A 38-year-old Colonarie woman was, on Monday, granted bail, but failed to secure a surety by the end of the court hearing. She was charged with 57 counts of theft from her grandmother, amounting to EC$40,513.45 in cash.

Nadia Lawrence is alleged to have committed the offences between June 14, 2016 and April 17, 2019. 

It is claimed that she stole amounts ranging from EC$100 to EC$2,200.

She is further alleged to have withdrawn the monies from the bank account of her grandmother, Nola Lawrence, 78, of Colonarie, without her permission.

Lawrence appeared before Magistrate Bertie Pompey at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court where she pleaded not guilty to each of the charges.

As the magistrate read the charges, he commented on the manner in which Lawrence was entering her pleas.

“You fed up? I reading the longest and I not fed up. All you have to do is just answer ‘guilty’ or ‘not guilty’,” Pompey commented.

The prosecutor Sergeant of Police Renrick Cato did not object to bail, which the magistrate set at EC$45,000 with one surety.

Pompey granted the prosecution’s application that Lawrence report to the Colonarie police station every Thursday between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The court further ordered Lawrence to surrender her travel documents and that stop notices be placed at ports of entry and exit.

She must obtain the permission of the court to travel outside of the country.

The matter was adjourned to June 17 and has been transferred to the Kingstown Magistrate Court, as Lawrence is alleged to have committed the offences in that magisterial district.

6 replies on “Woman accused of stealing $40,000 from her grandma”

  1. Agnes de Freitas says:

    This is truly sad. She was the caretaker for our brother David de Freitas who lived in Colonarie. He was battling cancer. He came to New York in September 2029 for treatment. While here she contacted him for funds to pay the day laborers and the bills. Funds were transmitted to her on three separate occasions via Wester Union. Our brother passed away in November 2019. When we arrived home it was to our demise the bills not laborers were not paid. In addition she withdrew all the cash in his account and cash the rent checks the Colonarie Post Office paid to our family.

    This is truly sad and her actions are deplorable…

    1. She wasn’t just his caretaker. They were in a relationship for many years. They lived together. In his last years of illness she took care of him. Not because she [allegedly] made some mistakes mean you must sink her more. Why not mention how she cared for him while his other family members were overseas, why not mention how she worked with him in the lands. Don’t just show the bad side of a person. We all have hidden skeletons in our closets.

  2. Having known Mr. Defreitas personally he introduced Ms. Lawrence as his significant other. She was also living with him. In his last years of sickness she stood by his side and took care of him. Not because she [allegedly] did a bad deed to a relative means that one must tarnish her any further. I would believe if she lives with a man and cares for him 24/7 she must be able to spend his money as well. Everyone has their own faults. Don’t make it any worse for the young lady.

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