Former teller admits stealing from Brac bank

| 10/05/2011

(CNS): A Brac woman pleaded guilty to twelve counts of forgery, fraud and theft in Grand Court on Friday. Takeisha McLean admitted to various offences, including forging deposit slips, stealing bank cheques and making false document transfers when she worked as a teller at the Cayman Brac branch of Cayman National Bank. The court heard that the various offences all took place in August 2008 and although McLean was charged with twenty counts, including the transfer of criminal property under the proceeds of crime law, she denied attempting to send stolen money via Quikcash to Jamaica. The crown accepted the guilty pleas and agreed to leave the remaining counts on file. 

McLean was released on bail after her attorney asked for a social enquiry report. She will return to court for a sentencing hearing on 17 June.

 

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  1. Just Commentin' says:

    Here is the deal:

    Be careful what you do because there are consequences to all our actions.

    If your contemplated action is not legal, be aware that you may have a legal price to pay. Moreover, as Ms. McLean is discovering, there is the social consequence to pay in the form of condemnation and castigation by society. Bothare expected outcomes of being convicted of a crime. The judge has hi/her say and so does society.

  2. Demi McLean says:

    I am absolutely flabbergasted by these comments being written here about Tekeisha McLean.  Unlike most people here who have so much to say about her, I personally know Tekeisha as she was once married to my brother who is the father of three of her five children that you all have spoken so much about.

    What Tekeisha did almost four years ago is wrong and that is the inevitable, so my question now is why continue to bring it up and discuss her life all over a newspaper article? You, nor I, know the reasons why she did, what she did, so who are you to say that you are “better” than her, or that she deserves what she has coming for her?

    As I sit here and read these comments about religion and the law I can do nothing but sit back and laugh, do you all whom speak of religion & the law know about either of the two? I am currently one year away from starting law school and I even though I am not the perfect Christian, I am religious. Yes, Tekeisha must pay the time for the crime she has committed; do you not think she knows this? If you are not her lawyer, or a representative of the crown then stay out and stop trying to solve her case.

    When and if she is sentenced to prison will any of you be there to support her or her family? No, so I suggest you stay out and keep the ignorant comments to yourself. See this is the problem now in the Cayman Islands; people are way too concerned about what is happening with the next person that they cannot see what is wrong within their own lives.

    As for her kids, leave them out of this. They are perfectly fine and do not want for anything. My three nieces are all in school getting good grades, they have food, shelter, and a huge family support system. So do not worry or “pity” them because they are fine and will continue to be fine. I come not with hostility towards anyone who has written anything here

    I have only said this because I have been home from university for 3 days and all I can hear is people discussing things they know nothing about, let the criminal justice system do their job and you continue to do yours.

    If you have any questions or comments concerning anything I have said here, please feel free to email me at demi-mclean@utc.edu, thank you!

    Demi McLean

  3. SM says:

    Some of us are so good at using the Bible for a reference when it suits us.

    Bottom line is, she stole… there are no if's or but's about it.

    Regardless of her situation, she had a job therefore it is not like she NO means of income.  She was not begging on the roadside, she was not holding up signs in the middle of town saying unemployed, she was EMPLOYED.  If she needed money for her children or for whatever reason, I am sure family, friends, those who are on here saying they know her personally could have assisted… government could have assisted… someone could have assisted.  No excuse for stealing. NONE!

  4. Anonymous says:

    The woman was brought to Jesus for commiting a sinful act. Jesus stoop down- wrote on the ground, and when he arose he asked – Woman where is thine acquisers? she said no one master, he said neither do I condem you -depart and sin no more.

    Stealing is sin, stealing another woman's husband and leaving the  children to suffer and growup with out their dad is sin. Stealing time from your employer is sin.  Away with the stealing business and we all can condem her.  I don't condone her actions, I don't even know of who she is, but what I do know is that she is a human being, a mother, and she is some mother's child.  Take care what you say or how you handle other people's business – mind your own business- let the court deal with their business and we wil lhave a better world, more peace will exist among all.

    All you women who are condeming her is guilty of stealing people's husband and making a lot of children suffer-  shut up and find something to do with your time.  Stealing — Stealing– Stealing – point your thumb in ward and you well see yourself as a thief – not of money but stealing stealing  stealing-

  5. Anonymous says:

    What the hell are we discussing here? Who cares which Island she is from and how many kids she has? She comitted a crime and who knows if she would have stopped any time soon. There need to be appropriate consequences for her actions!

  6. watchnuttin' says:

    Takeisha,

    Hold your head up gal! You were wrong, but at least u were honest by pleading guilty. Just keep on track after this whole ordeal is over.

    Take care of those babies and move on. You know this typical of these TYPE of people. They are no better than u darlin'! he without sin cast the first stone.

    May god bless u in this time when people are trying to say you are the worst and bring you down.

    You are too blessed to be stressed!

    • Judge Dredd says:

      Thou shalt not steal.

      It is in the top ten for a reason. 

      • watchnuttin' says:

        thou shall not steal, lie, commit adultry etc….. we all know the 10 commandments, but no one is perfect. u bashin' on da gal, but u are a sinner 2! we all are.

        • Foxtrot Yankee Alpha says:

          If that religious stuff has any relevance to life today, and I doubt that it does, are you saying that we should remain quiet and let criminals run wild because from time to time we covet our neighbour's ass?  Let's see…

          "Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God."  1 Corinthians 6:10

          "If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him. If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft."   Exodus 22:2-3

          So the bible says: first, that she gets to go to hell; second, that killing her is allowed and no punishment would follow; and third, that if she can't repay the theft (double, fourfold or fivefold, depending on where you look), then she is to be sold as a slave.  Gather 'round, bidding starts at fifty cents…

          Anything else you want to say?

    • Anonymous says:

      Actually I am better than her, because I don't steal.  

      I'm not going to "throw a stone", because that's just a silly reference to an age when mobs killed people by stoning them to death for perceived offences (like not being a christian, for example), but I'm not going to pretend that I'm not better than her, because I don't steal.

      I hope she takes a higher road going forward.

  7. Anonymous says:

    And the world looks on in amusement!

  8. Fatness says:

    to 10:39

    I know the young lady also but why on earth do you need to tell the whole world she has five children. That is her problem not yours and the lord said to be fruitful and multiply. For christ sake, stick to the topic and stop involving innocent children in the news. Hopefully, she will serve her time for the crime she committed.

     

     

  9. Anonymous says:

    Many women are raising children on their own and do not resort to stealing.  That is no excuse.  Take a second job if you have to. She was in a postion of trust and she violated that.  Let this be a lesson to all who are tempted to steal from their place of employment.

    • Anonymous says:

      I do agree with the poster that she did wrong – but helllo you are lucky if you have a first job in Cayman Brac – and you say take a second job if you have to – hello you need a reality check there are no second jobs in Cayman Brac like I said if you have a first jobyou thank God.

      • Anonymous says:

        LOL, I need a reality check ?  The reality is that the money she stole most likely belongs to people who are struggling just as much as she is. If there are no jobs in the Brac she better tighten her belt and learn to economize.  There is just NO excuse for what she has done.  The reality is that if it was YOUR money I am sure you would be singing a different tune.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Can someone explain what a 'social enquiry report is'?

    Thanks.

    • Judge Dredd says:

      It is a waste of time and money which gives defence attorneys woolly excuses for why their client should stay out of jail.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Point is, she is Caymanian and she committed a serious crime and breach of trust.  There really is no need for a social inquiry and she should serve the required the sentence fully.  Unfortunately I know exactly who this person is, she has five children, two of whom only reside for and I don't think she is 25 yet. Irresponsibilty and thoughtless actions looks like something that she often do.  This here is a horrible example of our youth now and the youth of Cayman as bad as it is and is getting, a mother should not be adding to it.  Did she even think of her children when she was stealing and the consequences? Obviously not. May the good Lord be with her children and watch over them as she serve her time in Fairbanks Prison.

    • Anonymous says:

      Not that I am advocating for stealing, but have you every thought that her children may have been the real reason behind her stealing.  Those of us who know the yung lady, know that she has a few kids well.  She was married and seperated from her husband-chances are leaving her to support her kids all by herself.  This too is a bit on the speculative side, but let's keep an open mind on this. 

      Beleive me I believe the Christians of today would have nailed Christ to the cross a year sooner than the Jews did.

       

      • Anonymous says:

        '……chances are leaving her to support her kids all by herself.'

        You take the men to court and make them pay child support!  If women do not do this then they only have themselves to blame.

        • Anonymous says:

          It's pretty easy for us to sit in our comfortable chairs at home or in office and make any comment to help destroy the young lady.  I agree that it was a bad idea and she stole.  Wondering who the hell out there would not resort to doing whateevr it takes to feed a family.  Remember this is all speculative and might not have been the case.  Maybe you were right in that she just had sticky fingers and wanted to make some easy money.  But what if you were wrong?  Give us a break with all the self righteousness going on.  Bet you may surprise yourself, had you found yourself in a difficult position where you felt there was not another choice.

           

          Deal with your own sins before trying to crush those who sinned.

        • Anonymous says:

           

          "You take the men to court and make them pay child support!  If women do not do this then they only have themselves to blame"

           

          Yeah, that works-not!  I got 1month child support in 1 year from my ex.  You waste your time going to court while they come up with excuses and the Judges believe them.  These deadbeats know how to work the system.
           
          I'm not excusing her but I do know her and feel sorry for her.  I don't know her full story however.  That is not a choice I would have made because number 1. I hate stealing and # 2. Who would take care of my children while I was in jail?  # 3. The shame.  
           
          Hopefully, she has learned from this and can one day get back the trust of the public.
      • Anonymous says:

        Her children are not the "reason" for her stealing. Sticky fingers and wanting things too easy are the reason for her stealing. I was a single mother with 3 young children and I raised them to adulthood without resorting to stealing.  My son is a single father with two children who works two jobs approximately 80 hours a week to support his and does not steal to do it.  Where there is a will there is a way and it does not include stealing so please stop trying to make excuses for her violating a trusted position.

      • Foxtrot Yankee Alpha says:

        " I believe the Christians of today would have nailed Christ to the cross a year sooner than the Jews did."

        After all the destruction at the hands of christians over the ages, I'd string him up just as soon as I could.

        …and PS, it was the ROMANS who killed Christ, in case you didn't get to reading that part of the fable.  Try reading the book before you try to quote it as authority.

    • thinking bout stuff says:

      Haven't you people heard of birth control?  If you're gonna make like bunny rabbits at the drop of every hat, while you are still effectively children yourselves, take a pill for god's sake!  Look what these children having children are doing to your society.  Poverty, massive crime wave, no chance to get educated and get ahead so you can have and raise children with educated, employed and financially stable parents (yes, hopefully both of them).

      The government should cancel one trip to somewhere for Mac and JuJu and use the savings for a birth control and family planning education program together with FREE birth control.  IUDs, pills and condoms for everyone, I say.

  12. Anonymous says:

    That is the problem in society today, just because you are for so and so or know so and so, some people should be exempted from the consquences of their criminal acts?  One rule for ALL!  If they commit the crime they must do the time!  I am sick and tired of all these criminals getting slaps on their hands!   Lock them all up, and when the prison is too full, give them tents to sleep in, and dont worry about the budget for the operational expenses for the prison.   Have the budget set, if the prison population doubles, then each prisoner will then eat only half!  And if you run out of space, I have a dog house that I will be happy to loan the government to house a few of them in!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Half Grand-Caymanian? WTH is the relevance of that lil nugget of information? She's blasted Caymanian!

    (and a thief to boot!)

  14. Anonymous says:

    It doesn't matter which one of the islands she is from. Cayman Brac, Little Cayman and Grand Cayman makes up the Cayman Islands. So there is no half breed GRAND CAYMANIAN!!!  Some Brackers think that they are a country on their own!!! Newsflash; you're not!!! WE ARE ALL ONE!

    • Anonymous says:

      Oh get a life! Everytime there is something about Cayman Brac you XXXXX jump on this band wagon to start bashing Brackers!! XXXXX

      • Anonymous says:

        alot of "grand caymanians" dislike  "cayman brackers" and alot of "cayman brackers" dislike "grand caymanians". at the end of the day we aren't either of the two. we are "CAYMANIANS"!! all this petty bickering just makes us look like a bunch of little children…. people need to grow up!

    • Anonymous says:

      Then maybe more of the 'Grand Caymanians' should act like it

  15. Anonymous says:

    And she does not realise that this will "follow" her around for years and years. When she finishes her sentance, she will find employers shunning her (once a thief, always a thief) and she will most likely never find a job in a position of trust again. In a small community like Cayman Brac, it will be impossible. She has ruined her life…all for the sake of a few dollars here and there. Utterly stupid.

  16. Namby Pamby says:

    Social inquiry?  For this level of dishonesty the only inquiry should be "how many years is she going to serve?"

    • Anonymous says:

      First of all this girl was wrong for doing what she did, but it's a pity she is going to get the book thrown at her, when there are so many of them out there that needed to have the book thrown at them and they got away with it. Guess it's who you know! Anyway, hope she has learned her lesson. Wish some others had gotten what they deserve from stealing from their employers!

  17. Busha says:

    Actually shes half Grand Caymanian, Her Dad is from Grand Cayman.