Fiji Time: 6:09 AM on Saturday 13 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Accused to know fate

Shalveen Chand
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

IF you have done the crime, be ready to do the time.

This message was given by the Suva Magistrates Court to a man convicted of theft yesterday.

Isireli Tinaviti was charged with one count of theft, to which he pleaded guilty.

Tinaviti waived his right to counsel and opted to represent himself.

He admitted taking $7700 over a period of five days while dealing with money orders, and agreed with the police prosecution that the summary of facts read out in court was correct.

Tinaviti said he was sorry for his actions and sought the court's forgiveness.

When asked of his marital status, Tinaviti said he was married but had no children and looked after his parents.

Magistrate Alipate Mataitini said the court noted the accused was a first offender. Tinaviti's bail was extended and he was told to return to court on May 14 for sentencing.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65860.6396
JPY 53.786250.7862
GBP 0.32630.3183
EUR 0.41800.4060
NZD 0.71170.6787
AUD 0.66930.6443
USD 0.47540.4584

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 12th February 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Walkout
  2. State officials on standby
  3. More Russian arms
  4. Families apply for stay of execution order
  5. PARLIAMENT'S ORDER PAPER FOR TODAY
  6. TC Winston intensifies into category two as it wends
  7. Fiji safe
  8. Call to utilise highway
  9. 10,000 students absent daily
  10. Police warn against complacency

Top Stories this Week

  1. Angry 7s fan smashes TV screen Tuesday (09 Feb)
  2. Dead on the beach Thursday (11 Feb)
  3. Need speed Monday (08 Feb)
  4. 3 MPs are out Wednesday (10 Feb)
  5. NZ 7s final refereeing charade an embarrassment Monday (08 Feb)
  6. Ryan: Sunshine ahead Tuesday (09 Feb)
  7. Investigation as nurse falls with baby Tuesday (09 Feb)
  8. Sydney 7s thriller Wednesday (10 Feb)
  9. The origin of Fiji's sevens series Monday (08 Feb)
  10. Sevens change Wednesday (10 Feb)