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The accused, Fiziela Clarke outside Kingstown Magistrate's Court on April 22, 2022.
The accused, Fiziela Clarke outside Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on April 22, 2022.
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A Sandy Bay woman who was, in 2020, found not guilty of a charge that she stole EC$1527.50 from the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (GoSVG), has been slapped with eight similar theft charges amounting to EC$220,093.62

On Monday, police arrested Fiziela Clarke, a 32-year-old domestic worker, of Sandy Bay, and charged here with four counts of theft.

Clarke, a former employee of the Minsitry of Agriculture, is charged that:

between Oct. 1 and Nov. 20, 2016, she stole EC$2,859.45, the property of the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (GoSVG); 

between Jan. 1, and Dec. 31, 2017, she allegedly stole EC$53,871, the property of GoSVG;

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between Jan. 4 and Dec. 29, 2018, she allegedly stole EC$107,627.27, the property of GoSVG; and,

between Jan. 3 .and June 6, 2019, she stole EC$46,765.62, the property of GoSVG.

Clarke appeared before the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on the Tuesday and plead not guilty to the charges. 

She was granted bail in the sum of EC$200,000 with one surety.

She is to  report to the Sandy Bay Police Station every Monday between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., and surrender her travel documents to the court. The court also ordered that stop notices be place at ports of entry and exit.

The  cases were adjourned to Sept. 5.

On April 22, Clarke appeared before the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court, where she pleaded not guilty to charges that:

On Sept. 18, 2018, at  Orange Hill, she stole EC$1876.20 in cash, the property of GoSVG; 

On Dec. 14, 2018, at Orange Hill, she stole EC$2,712.48 in cash, the property of GoSVG; 

On May 25, 2019, at Orange Hill, she stole EC$2,096.50 in cash, the property of the GoSVG; and,

On March 15, 2019, at Orange Hill, she stole EC$2,285.10 in cash, the property of GoSVG. 

She was granted  bail in the sum of EC$8,000 with one surety and ordered to report to Sandy Bay Police Station on Mondays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

The court further ordered that stop notices in Clarke’s name be placed at ports of entry and exit.

The matters were adjourned and transferred to the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

In February 2020, Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett found Clarke not guilty of a charge that on July 5, 2019 she stole $1527.50 in cash, the property of GoSVG.

14 replies on “Woman accused of stealing $220,000 from gov’t ”

  1. Still nothing to be done…
    What happen to the lady who was working in the police department as a clerk (not a police officer)
    Who allegedly stole approximately 1,6700 from.the gvt
    What happen to that case

  2. leg spinner says:

    Larceny is a common profession among those who like to covert other people’s property. Lack of proper education or desperate living situations could cause people to go astray. In those cases, it is petty theft, prostitution, etc. But when done habitual, involving large sums of other people’s money, they are professional thieves; if you do the crime, you should also, do the time.

  3. You all are lunatics down there in Saint Vincent. Why and how did this lady get away with so much missing money from the government and no one pays attention that the money was being confiscated. Dawn dummies.

  4. Sanford Charles says:

    How come the Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines have the type of money for a woman to teen?. Was she the secretary to the Accountant General?

  5. Is it a case of kettle called the pot black? Who is the bigger thief, the accused or the government i have little sympathy for the latter.

  6. Perseverance Gittens says:

    Where are these money hidden so I can build a Reading School? inquiry minds will like to know?

  7. Clyde Taylor says:

    How come a domestic worker had access to such large sums of money on an ongoing basis.

  8. Alwayn Leacock says:

    Why on this day and age should we have handling of cash. Isn’t that a perfect recipe for theft. A modern government can’t invest in payment cards that allow you to go to any bank with ID and receive the benefits aka poor relief or pensions due. This is a laugh !!!

  9. Marion Housr says:

    Slackness in d G’ment srrvice? How can 1 person steal over a period……where is acvounting OFFICER?

  10. Not sure I understand this. So she was charged for stealing in 2020 and plead not guilty and now she’s being charged for stealing that dates back to 2016? Why is there a bigger outcry over the worker who stole less than $2000 from the hotel guest than over this case?

  11. Nathen Green says:

    Its only a weeks pocket money for the real thieves. Shooting someone in the leg is a greater crime.

  12. Whoever was in charge should be fired, right up to the minister. Police thiefing, civil servants thiefing, Chistian pastors thiefing. And who ain’t thiefing shooting or dealing Cocaïne, the best part is that the culprits all get away with it.

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