Chinese woman admits to stealing

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

A Chinese woman has pleaded guilty to six counts of larceny and embezzlement to the sum of more than $400,000 from her employer in cash and cartons of cigarette.

Tong Jian Jing was an employee of the Low Price enterprise, working as a clerk. She was charged with six counts of larceny and embezzlement by servant in relation to the incidents which occurred from November last year to March this year.

Prosecution alleged that the first incident occurred on November 23 last year where she stole 11 cartons of cigarette worth $170,500.

Prosecution further said from December last year to around March this year she stole huge amounts of money. The management of Low Price found out and reported the matter to police.

Yesterday she appeared in court with her shy face and soft voice admitting to the court her guilt for stealing those amounts of money from the company she worked for.

After she pled guilty to all the charges against her the court adjourned the case to today for sentencing submission.

Police Prosecutor John Palmer Teula prosecutes the case in court while Cathy Hite from Public Solicitor’s Office represents the accused.

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