A Richland Park man has been charged with stealing electricity from a VINLEC pole.
Hancell Francis, a 53-year-old mason, of Richland Park, appeared before the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Monday, charged that on Friday, Jan. 26, about 1;20 p.m., at Richland Park, without lawful authority, he dishonesty diverted electricity from a St. Vincent Electricity Services (VINLEC) utility pole powerlines to his house.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Senior Magistrate Colin John granted bail in the sum of EC$1,000 with one surety.
The matter was adjourned and transferred to the Calliaqua Magistrate Court for trial on Feb. 2.