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Repeat offender jailed 53 months for theft

Published on Dec 12, 2013 1:12 PM
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Posed photo of a man in handcuffs. An unemployed man who stole money and property totalling about $5,500 was jailed for 53 months on Thursday. -- ST FILE PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN

An unemployed man who stole money and property totalling about $5,500 was jailed for 53 months on Thursday.

Jackson Lim Teck Meng, 36, had pleaded guilty to four of six charges of theft.

The court had called for a corrective training report which stated he had moderate risk of re-offending. He has convictions for property-related offences in 1999, 2006 and 2009.

On Aug 9 this year, he stole $295 from the cash float bag kept inside a drawer of stall owner Tan Yiow Koon, 46, at Kopitiam food court at Plaza Singapura, Orchard Road, He had gone there, put on a Kopitiam uniform and pretended to set up the stall.

 
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