Media personality Janice Samuel sentenced for embezzlement


Media personality, Janice Samuel received a two-year suspended sentence today for stealing money from her employer in 2016.

Samuel, who co-hosts a program on Observer Radio, was also ordered to pay $5,000 compensation within 24 hours or will spend six months in prison.

The defendant stole over $4000 from Connies Comfort Suites while working there as a consultant.

She pleaded guilty last month after her former employer, Shirmique Jeffers gave evidence at her trial.

Samuel, who was responsible for collecting rents from tenants, failed to place all the money in a dropbox as was required and deliberately recorded inaccurate records of what was received.

Her employer discovered the dishonesty after comparing Samuel’s handwritten records to receipts from tenants.

Since the judge suspended the two-year jail sentence for two years, Samuel will not go to prison for this offence unless she commits another offence over the next two years.