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Hotel chef jailed six weeks for stealing abalone

Published on Jul 8, 2014 12:23 PM

SINGAPORE - A hotel chef was jailed for six weeks on Tuesday for stealing abalone from his employer.

Ng Jin Sern, 35, was employed by Concorde Hotel in Orchard Road when he ordered 24 cans of abalone worth $1,248 online on June 7 last year.

When the abalone was delivered the next day, he collected the items personally and placed them underneath his workstation in the hotel kitchen.

He would then take the abalone home by placing them inside his bag and walking out of the hotel. He later sold them to a shop in Bugis for $552.

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