Former supermarket cashier jailed for 6 months for embezzling $18,556

The former chief cashier of the Shop N Save Supermarket in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 was jailed for six months on Monday for misappropriating $18,556 of the store's earnings. A district court heard that Siti Nooryani Mohamed Yunos, 29, siphoned the money between September 2012 and February this year.

In the beginning, she would embezzled a small portion of the store's takings that she would deposit in the store's bank account. However, she grew greedy and kept $4,444 on Feb 18 this year. The next day, she misappropriated $3,947.

Two days later, she was confronted by Mr Larry Peng Qing, 33, who was in charge of the store then. After she admitted to misappropriating the $8,391, he told her to stay in the office while he called the police but she fled the scene and went into hiding.

She was arrested on Aug 24. Investigations had revealed that she had misappropriated a total of $18,556, which she spent on personal expenses and to pay off loans. She pleaded guilty yesterday to committing criminal breach of trust. Shop N Save outlets were rebranded as Giant stores in April this year.