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A man who broke into the home of former Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes was today sentenced to five months’ imprisonment.

Charles Forbes stole $121 and a silver Apple MacBook when he entered the residence at One West Bay Street on February 5.

Sir Arthur and his wife, Lady Joan Foulkes, were sleeping upstairs when Forbes broke into their home.

Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt directed that admitted cocaine addict get treatment for his drug habit while in prison.

He claimed that his addiction drove him to steal.

Forbes, who also uses the name Hensley Pennerman, Hensley Forbes and Charles Pennerman, has six pending burglary cases, in addition to a rape and attempted rape charge.

Prosecutors intend to fast-track those cases to the Supreme Court in November.

Forbes has been denied bail on those matters, so he won’t be freed after completing his five-month sentence.

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