Cash-forge mum gets break from jail

| 12/02/2014

(CNS): A 30-year-old Bodden Town woman convicted of using counterfeit local currency has avoided jail after the judge used his discretion to allow Shannon F. D. Ebanks to serve her punishment under strict house arrest. Justice Alex Henderson gave Ebanks a two-year probation order recently, following her conviction in December by a jury for possessing and using a fake $10 local bill note at a bar in Bodden Town in February 2011 and of having partially-made $25 notes and equipment used in counterfeiting. During that two year probation Ebanks will be under house arrest in her own home, except for going to a part time job three times per week. Once the nine month home lock down ends, Ebanks will then need to serve 120 hours of community service for her crimes.

She was also ordered to take part in such counsellingand random drug testing.

Justice Henderson indicated that he was inclined to agree with the findings in a social inquiry report that the person taking the lead role in making the fake cash had been Ebanks’ boyfriend, Shane Bodden, who was living with her at the time the house was searched. Although he was arrested and interviewed, he was not charged in the case.

Nevertheless, Bodden was recently convicted of possessing an imitation firearm and shooting it at a man in West Bay. He was handed a four year sentence last month but the judge’s decision in this recent case means that Ebanks will be able to remain with the couple’s three children.

 

Category: Crime

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Society would be better if dishonest scumbags had to go to jail.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I dont see any mention of her being ordered to wear a ankle bracelet.  So how are we to be sure that she will stay home during her "house arrest"?  You have all these people running around wearing ankle monitor for getting caught with a spliff and here you have someone convicted of a crime, sentenced to house arrest and no ankle bracelet?  I thought this was the type of situation this thing was made for…what gives??

  3. Anonymous says:

    Were you at the sentencing? Did you hear everything in the case?  I thought not. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Broken record.  Bad argument.  Must be a relative.

    • Anonymous says:

      23:33, No I was not, but I will read the full judgement when it is published. Thanks.

      Clearly a family member of the proven thief are we?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Sad

  5. Anonymous says:

    Glad for this sentence because still don't see how her boyfriend wasn't arrested too.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Too lenient.  These sorts of criminals need jail time as their dishonesty harms many many people and increases the cost of living for those that are not choosing to go to hell.

    • Anonymous says:

      Children and Family Services should stop encouraging these baby machines and criminals, by giving them food vouchers.  Let them haul their lazy useless selves out and work, use their hands not their bodies.   Stop encouraging drug users and pushers, money printers and loofers and we would have a better place to live in.

      Too many are encouraged by parents, who stay at home to mind their children for them to roam the earth looking for what they will never find.  Start penalizing parents.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thanks for your opinion, expert. Do you have a law degree? Did you listen to all the facts? And the submissions made by both lawyers? Hmmmm?  No. 

      • Anonymous says:

        1.Yes.  Thanks for asking.  2. No, because I have a life.  3. No, because I have a life.  But I don't need to listen to all that went on.  I know the seriousness of the offense.  I know the typical BS produced by convicted criminals in mitigation.  I know people like this need to go to jail and mitigation should only go to how long someone like this sits in jail for being dishonest.

      • Anonymous says:

        Was she guilty, yes, but for the BS spouted in her defense, yes. We will all read the judgement when its publised becaue its a public document and its useful as  sleeping agent, yes, that way we don't have to sit through hours of BS on behalf of thieving family members.Thanks!