Teacher spared jail time after repaying ex-boyfriend


A 23-year-old teacher, Nickacia Sobers, was spared jail time on Friday after she repaid her ex-boyfriend a total of $467,000 which she had stolen from him.

Sobers of Soesdyke/Linden Highway made her first court appearance on Wednesday before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

She had admitted that on December 20, 2022, at Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown, she stole the cash from Richard Brathwaite.

The Chief Magistrate had remanded Sobers to prison and granted her until Friday to repay Braithwaite or face time behind bars.

During her appearance on Friday, Braithwaite opted not to proceed with the case since the woman repaid him.

According to the prosecutor’s facts, Sobers and Brathwaite were in an intimate relationship, which ended on the day in question.

Brathwaite operates a shoe stall in the vicinity of Avenue of the Republic and on the day of the incident, he reportedly placed the money in his car, which was parked in front of the stall.

Shortly after, Sobers visited the stall and subsequently went inside the car where she spent some time alone.

After dropping Sobers home, Brathwaite later checked for his money when he discovered it was missing; he reported the matter to the Police and Sobers was arrested.

Sobers had admitted that she had outstanding debts and stole the money to pay them off.


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