(CMR) The former general manager, Robert Todd Stewart (48) for the Cayman Islands Tennis Club was sentenced to almost seven years in prison by Justice Michael Woods.
Stewart was originally arrested in January 2018 after the club treasurer found some irregularities and it was reported to the police. As previously reported Stewart was a well respected tennis pro and long term manager at the time of his arrested. He was club manager for over nine years. This trust allowed his thefts to go undetected for quite some time.
He pleaded guilty earlier this month to five counts of theft, three of forgery, one count of concealing criminal property and one count of converting criminal property relating to a Jeep Wrangler he bought himself using the club’s money. It's alleged that he stole almost $280,000 over a three year period. The thefts were carried out by forging his colleague’s signature or using pre-signed blank cheques to take tens of thousands of dollars in cash for himself over a three year period of time.
He received a 1/3 deduction in sentencing for his guilty plea. Most of his sentences will run concurrently with the exception of one which the judge felt was particularly egregious.
Stewart has permanent residency but should be deported at the end of jail term.