Former childcare teacher jailed for stealing laptop, colleagues’ cash from 2 centres
Amethyst Theresa Pakianathan, who is now five months’ pregnant, was employed as a childcare teacher at Edufirst Learning Centre in Yishun when she stole a laptop there on May 16, 2018.
It was her first day of work, the court heard.
When the centre owner was notified about the missing Asus laptop, she checked closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage and saw Amethyst leaving the centre that evening.
She had concealed the laptop behind a magazine. She then sold the device, which was valued at S$329, to a secondhand phone dealer in Yishun for S$130.
The laptop was later sold to another buyer for S$130, but the police recovered it during their investigations and returned it to the childcare centre’s owner.