"Sticker Lady" sentenced to three months Day Reporting Order and community service

The "Sticker Lady" and her accomplice have been sentenced on Wednesday to three months of Day Reporting Order (DRO), under which they have to report to a reporting centre run by the Singapore Prison Service for supervision and counselling.

Samantha Lo Xin Hui, who pleaded guilty to seven counts of mischief, will also have to serve 240 hours of community service.

Her accomplice, Anthony Chong Tze Chen, 30, who admitted to two counts of abetting the 26-year-old graphic designer by acting as a lookout while she spray painted the words "My Grandfather Road'' on Telegraph Street, and "My Grandfather Building'' on the wall of Realty Centre in Enggor Street on May 17 last year, will serve 160 hours.

Chong, who runs a creative design business with a partner, also admitted to committing mischief with Lo by pasting a sticker with the words "So Kancheong For What'' on a pedestrian sign along Robinson Road that morning.

Lo was arrested on June 3 last year while Chong was arrested eight days later at Changi Airport.

Both made full restitution of the costs of cleaning to the affected parties.

Lawyers for both defendants had urged the court not to impose DRO but only community service as such a sentence would "severely impact" Lo's work as a graphic designer and Chong's need to travel for work.

But district judge Christopher Goh said that the DRO, a community-based sentencing introduced in 2010 with the amendment of the penal code, was flexible and their concerns would be catered for.