Keisha Power (right) speaks with her lawyer, Lori Marshall, before the start of her trial at provincial court in St. John’s Wednesday. — Photo by Rosie Gillingham/The Telegram
Keisha Power, 20, has been acquitted of a charge of theft over $5,000 that had alleged she stole almost $29,000 from a safety deposit box at a hotel in St. John's.
Power was, however, found guilty of theft under $5,000 in relation to $150 that was found in her purse on Feb. 2, 2012.
Staff of The Battery Hotel testified at trial that Power had come in to the hotel with a key to gain access to a safety deposit box belonging to a guest. A hotel steward told the court Power put the contents of the box in her purse, but he didn't actually see if it was money.
A man then showed up at the hotel to confront Power saying she was trying to steal from him.
The defence, however, had pointed out that nobody actually saw Power with the large amount of money and that only $150 was found on her person.
Power received one year probation for the conviction on theft of $150.
The probation also covers another conviction for theft under $5,000 after $70 worth of make-up goods was found in her purse at Shoppers Drug Mart on Torbay Road.