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Maid jailed eight months for stealing $25,000 worth of jewellery from employer

Published on Feb 3, 2014 2:03 PM

A maid was jailed for eight months on Monday for stealing more than $25,000 worth of jewellery from her employer.

Leonora Lagaban Sarmiento, 38, who faced 11 charges, pleaded guilty to three counts of jewellery theft from 65-year-old Madam Goh Lee Lee at her home near Sixth Avenue between Nov 26 last year and Jan 3 this year.

The Filipino entered the victim's daughter's bedroom between Dec 28 and 29 and stole 15 items from the jewellery box.

She pawned them for $5,300 at Moneymax Pawnshop in Commonwealth Avenue West and kept the proceeds.

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