Serene Phillip (Police Photo)

BASSETERRE, St.Kitts (Friday 21st June 2019)- Following a court appearance this week, a mother and daughter have been convicted on fourteen (14) out of sixteen (16) charges relating to money theft, stemming from offences committed between January 2009 and May 2014. 

Serene and Angelina Phillip of Upper Monkey Hill, St. Peter’s are currently behind bars and are scheduled to be sentenced later this year.

Serene was convicted of stealing in excess of EC$700,000.00 while her mom Angelina Phillip was convicted for receiving in excess of EC$50,000.00 on Wednesday 19th June.

A July 2014 police press release which addressed the formal arrest and charge of the two, disclosed that Serene’s offences were committed at SOL EC Ltd. As understood by this media house, she was employed as an accounts clerk.

The daughter is believed to be in her mid to late 30s and her mother in her 50s to early 60s.

At court that day, Serene was found guilty on five (5) counts of Larceny, five (5) counts of Embezzlement, one (1) count of receiving property on a forged document and not guilty on two (2) counts of Embezzlement and Angelina was found guilty on three (3) counts of receiving stolen money.

Both women- remanded at Her Majesty’s Prison- are awaiting sentencing on Friday 2nd August 2019.

The mother-daughter pair were represented by Attorneys Chesley Hamilton and Vadeesha John in the case presented by the Director of Public Prosecution, Valston Graham who was assisted by Crown Counsels Greatess Gordon and Teshaun Vasquez.