Thief makes 10% offer on loot

| 18/03/2014

(CNS): A woman accused of stealing more than US$437,300 from an offshore trust while she was working for a local law firm offered Monday to pay back just $44,000, following an enquiry ordered by the court in response to a crown application for compensation. Patricia Glasgow admitting stealing the money over a three year period from a client when she worked at Bodden Corporate Services Ltd. During the last few months since Glasgow’s admission, the court has been trying to find out what happened to the money and what, if any, is left that can be recovered on behalf of the victims.

Following a number of hearings, in which the court heard various accounts of what had happened to the money and where it had gone, in the end it appeared that just $75,000, which Glasgow had paid into her brother’s bank account on the eve of her arrest, remained.

However, following that money trail, it appeared that some had been used to cover her rent and other expenses and some was given to her son and a friend in financial difficulty. On Thursday morning crown counsel Toyin Salako asked Justice Charles Quin to include a compensation order when he passes sentence on Glasgow of $57,000, as the crown established that was what should now remain of the $75,000.

Although any compensation order would be against Glasgow, the offer came from her brother on her behalf, as he stated through his own attorney, James Stenning, that he felt it was the right thing to do. Stenning revealed that Glasgow had originally paid the money into her brother's account without his knowledge. He told the court that a payment of $30,000 could be made immediately and a further $14,000 in three months.

Ben Tonner, the defence attorney representing Glasgow, who is remanded in custody, said that whatever had happened she now had no money and he urged the court not to exceed the offer made by her brother. He pointed out that she would be in jail for some time and on her release, given the conviction, finding work would not be easy. Tonner warned that the court would be setting her up to fail as Glasgow “would find herself under pressure”, he said, to find the extra money if the court made an order over and above that offered.

Following the final submissions from the attorneys, the judge adjourned the hearing until 27 March, when he said he would deliver his sentencing decision.

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  1. Jaypee Morgan says:

    She could get the U.S. government to bail her out. And keep the money… instead of using it to pay back the party she took it from.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Send her to jail till she pay all stolen money before she release which it will teach her a lesson also sending a message as a warning to other who wana be a thief. Luckly she don't have to lose her hand, so pay up XXXX

  3. Jibber Jabber says:

    As long as the compromising photographs never enter the pubklic domain I don't care.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wrong 6.04, that is the only interesting part potentially in the whole sad episode..

      • Anonymous says:

        Wrong, you obviously haven't seen the  photos of the thief on the internet.

  4. Anonymous says:

    What a seedy nest of dishonest greedy people.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Sweet! Steal 0.5mil, pay back only 10% ( just because she doesn't have money and finidng a job won't be easy..)   Do they want us to feel sorry for her? 

  6. Anonymous says:



    There needs to be a sell off of assets to pay back the stolen money. The thief is not the aggrieved party in this drama and any hardship she suffers in the repayment of the money she has stolen is her's to bare.

    She must reap what she has sown. 

  7. brit says:

    Nationality is irrelevant………..she stole so pay back time whoever she is.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Cease her assists & sell them off!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Please do not send this young CAYMANIAN woman to jail. Can't we find an expat to blaim and send to jail?

  10. Anonymous says:

    Who is this friend in financial difficulty – her blackmailer?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Her brother should have felt it was “the right thing to do” when he “discovered” she’d deposited $75,000.00 in his bank account.

    • Anonymous says:

      From my understanding, the relevant questions should be, why did her employer Bodden & Bodden, or the new trust administrators Nelson & Co. or the courts place the necessary leins to secure her assets, they knew about this from sometime in 2011/12. Furthermore, maybe you or CNS should publish the court records of the case to accurately report the facts, since this is such an interesting case, and I would like more informaton also. However, I will be sure to stay far away from those "law" firms if I ever need a lawyer.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wait a minute. Isn’t the brother a JP?

  12. Anonymous says:

    What a way how some people act so posh yet they are the biggest thieves on this little rock. SMH! Make her pay back EVERY cent! If not, Fairbanks will hold her rent-free! Cha.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Blah Blah Blah, she should be order to pay back every penny…No matter how hard it make things for her..

  14. Foreign Devil says:

    We got some lying cheating thieves on this island , a brass faced too. Send her to jail!

  15. Anonymous says:

    A quick review of CNS shows why outsourcing of critical cash management functions must be the way to go.

  16. anonymous says:

    What nationality is she?

    • Anon E. Mouse says:

      She is the same nationality as you are! Now what is the point?

      • Anonymous says:

        How do you know the nationality of the anonymous poster? I think that was an expat posting for the purpose of bashing Caymanians all the while ignoring the multiple reports of thievery by expats.  

        • Anonymous says:

          If you have quick look at the all the articles on CNS you will find that 90% of the thief and burglaries are being commited by Caymanians. I'll direct you to the very sensible comments, by Caymanians, on the state of the education system and you will see the reasons why this country is on a very slippery slope.

    • Anonymous says:

      She is Homo Sapien, the most crooked and destructive race on this planet. You know same as you, two hands two feet two eyes..

      • Romanes Eunt Domus says:

        The term "homo sapien" is an illiterate abomination.  The singular is "homo sapiens".  It is terrible to see so many people leave school without a good foundation in the classics. 

        • Jack Flash says:

          My guess is that the "trolls" think Homo Sapien is correct.  Fools.

          • Anonymous says:

            and Homo Sapiens is the species not the nationality, maybe you could classify a sub-species like Homo Sapiens var. Caymanensis

        • Judean People's Front says:

          Romans they go house? Conjugate the verb Domus.

          Hail Ceasar.

    • Anonymous says:

      She is from The Banana Republic

    • Anonymous says:

      Really?  Does it matter what nationality she is?  What nationality are you?

    • Anonymous says:

      West Bay.