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Former childcare teacher jailed for stealing laptop, colleagues’ cash from 2 centres

Former childcare teacher jailed for stealing laptop, colleagues’ cash from 2 centres

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A 28-year-old woman was jailed for three weeks on Wednesday (June 22) after stealing items from two childcare centres where she worked.

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.

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