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Masseuse jailed for a day, fined $5,000, for stealing ex-husband's jewellery

Published on Jan 4, 2013 12:42 PM

A masseuse, who stole a Rolex watch and jewellery amounting to a total of $25,600 from her ex-husband, was jailed for a day and fined $5,000.

Itsariya Jinakarn, 41, a Thai national and a permanent resident here, pleaded guilty in a district court on Friday.

The court took into account a request by her former spouse not to impose a stiff sentence as the incident had unsettled and stressed out their 15-year-old daughter.

In his statutory declaration tendered at the hearing, Mr Chan Hwee Kiang, 51, said that his daughter's distressed state had prompted him to ask the police to withdraw all charges but the case still came to court.

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