Two-years jail, suspended sentence for ex-GDF rank, cashier who robbed hospital
Thirty-four-year old Haniff Peters – a former member of the Guyana Defence Force – was sentenced to serve two-years imprisonment while his accomplice, 35-year-old Susan Daniels was given a two-year suspended prison sentence for stealing $1.4M from the Woodlands Hospital on August 31, 2017, in Georgetown.
The suspended two years means that Daniels will not spend any time in prison but will have to serve the time if she commits any offence within the two-year.
Peters, a Security Guard of East La Penitence and Daniels, a cashier/ receptionist of Canal #2 Polder, West Bank Demerara were found guilty of the offence by City Magistrate Faith McGusty.
A probation report was read in court on Friday and Peters strongly denied being involved in the crime while Daniels confessed in the report that she was frustrated and was going through financial difficulties.
Daniel’s attorney, George Thomas told the court that his client is the sole breadwinner for her three kids and is extremely sorry for her actions.
Meanwhile, the Magistrate told Peters that although the court had found him guilty with key evidence, he still maintains his innocence.
As McGusty reflected on the facts, she reminded Peters of the eyewitness who testified seeing him at the hospital on the day in question acting suspiciously and running down the steps with money in a black plastic bag.
Additionally, he was reminded about the telephone records between him and Daniels on the day in question.
Magistrate McGusty sentenced him to serve two years jail, without the suspension.
According to reports on the day in question, Daniels was taking the day’s earnings to her supervisor when she alleged that she was robbed by a lone masked man.
The matter was reported to the police and during their investigations, it was found that the woman’s claim was bogus and that she had planned the robbery with Peters.