(CMR) Nadia Miranda Powery has received a six-year prison sentence earlier after pleading guilty to stealing over $390,000 from Cayman Villas and Saxon Insurance. Last month she admitted to stealing $19,000 from Saxon Insurance Company while on bail for stealing USD$370,00 from her previous employers, Cayman Villas.
Justice Marlene Carter handed down the sentence earlier today to the mother of five including a special needs son. The judge found her boldness astonishing and stated:
“It is always hard to sentence a young bright Caymanian woman, and I hope that you strive to do better.”
The court heard that her thefts started modestly but soon escalated to cover lavish trips to New York for her and her friends and buying expensive motorbikes for her boyfriend.
Powery had been an accountant at the property management company. The judge noted the serious breach of trust involved in these types of offenses and the immense planning and deception involved. She was given credit for her guilty pleas, genuine remorse and because she is the primary caregiver for her children. She received three years and four months for the first theft and two years eight months for the Saxon theft.
Her sentences will be served consecutively.