Chinese woman jailed

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

PRINCIPAL Magistrate Fatimah Taeburi has sentenced a Chinese woman to one year and six months for offences committed last year.

The Chinese woman is convicted of six counts of larceny and embezzlement to the sum of more than $400,000 from her employer in money and cartons of cigarette.

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

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

Prosecution further said from December last year to around March this year she stole a huge amount of money; the management of Low Price found out and reported her to the police.

Police Prosecution Service is prosecuting the case in court while Cathy Hite from Public Solicitor’s Office represents the accused.

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