The National, Thursday 13th June 2013
A FORMER employee of a security company in East New Britain has received a suspended three-year jail term for stealing properties worth more than K22,000.
Justice Salatiel Lenalia told the Kokopo National Court that he had considered Johnly Orim’s guilty plea, his previous good character and co-operation with police and that more than half of the stolen goods have been recovered.
Lenalia suspended the jail term on the condition that Orim be placed on a good behaviour bond for 12 months.
The court heard that in Aug 22, 2012, Orim was working with SAS Security manning the Tokua airport.
During that time, a flight was to depart for Lihir but was delayed.
Orim had access to where the Air Niugini cargo shed was located and where cargo was stored and stole a box containing 2,251 packets of flex cards, 12 Nokia mobile phones and 20 packets of prepaid SIM cards.
The court heard that the total value of the properties was K22,967.
“The prisoner breached the trust of both the company he worked for and caused breach of trust on the working relationship of Air Niugini and SAS Security Services,” Lenalia said in his ruling.
“People employed to provide security services carry out very important roles in both public and private sectors.”