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Probation for woman who stole $27,000 from father's account

Published on Jan 15, 2014 2:04 PM

An unemployed woman stole $27,000 from her father's bank account to buy milk powder and diapers for her newborn son. Chew Seok Peng also used some of the money to help her husband pay for the furniture and electrical appliances for their new Housing Board flat.

For the offences, she was sentenced on Wednesday to probation for 11/2 years.

The 29-year-old had pleaded guilty last month to five counts of stealing her father's ATM card and to six theft charges for making unauthorised withdrawals and transfers of sums ranging from $2,000 to $5,000.

In passing sentence, District Judge Low Wee Ping said that what the unemployed woman did was very foolish and she "cannot be described as a criminal".

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