Nibbs Sentenced To 9 Months & $34K In Fines

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Published: July 26, 2017 7:53 am AST
Cayma Nibbs
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The Magistrate's Court has ordered Cayma Nibbs to pay a fine of $33,000, on a charge of failing to declare monies to customs, which he was found guilty of earlier this year, May 2017.

Nibbs was also ordered to serve nine months at Her Majesty’s Prison, along with a fine of a $1000, for a charge of illegal entry.

Default on the fines will land him an additional six months in prison, on each count.

Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards handed down the sentence when Nibbs made an appearance at court yesterday, July 25.

As previously reported, the charges stem from an incident that occurred back in 2014, when local authorities nabbed the accused for sneaking into the Territory, with $32,980 in his possession.

Police arrested Nibbs while he was on his scooter in the vicinity of Frenchman’s Cay.

He had reportedly arrived into the Territory from St. Thomas on an inflatable dinghy.

Upon his arrest, Nibbs allegedly told officers that he was on a sailing trip to St. Thomas, but changed his mind and returned to the Territory.

He also allegedly disclosed that the money was to be used to purchase scooters in St. Thomas, as he had interest in starting a scooter company.

The accused, who was on bail, was sent straight to prison.
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