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Australian woman who stole wallet from duty free shop jailed, fined

Published on Aug 8, 2012 1:06 PM

An Australian woman who stole a wallet from the duty free shop at Changi Airport about two months ago was jailed for a day and fined $1,200 on Wednesday.

Alexander Bratislava, 56, was at Terminal 3's departure transit hall on June 17 when she filched a $690 Salvatore Ferragamo wallet.

The court heard that she committed the offence while looking at the range of wallets and handbags on display at a shelf at the DFS Fashion Avenue store. She left the store without making any payment for the stolen wallet under her armpit. She then departed Singapore.

A sales assistant found the wallet missing about half an hour later and alerted the duty manager.

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