Posted 22 July 2011 - 06:10 PM
A WOMAN previously diagnosed to be suffering from kleptomania was jailed for six weeks and fined $4,000 on Friday for shoplifting.
Goh Lee Yin, 30, unemployed, had pleaded guilty in May to two counts of theft of a Chanel bag worth $4,790 and an Emporio Armani sweater costing $610 in February and December last year respectively. A third charge of stealing a Gucci dress was taken into consideration.
But while the former engineer was out on bail awaiting sentencing, she offended again by stealing $83 worth of items from the NTUC supermarket at Ang Mo Kio Hub on June 24. She has been in remand since June 25 as her court bail was revoked. On Friday, she admitted to the NTUC shop theft.
Goh, the court heard, had been granted several chances at rehabilitation. For her offences in 2005 and 2006, she had been given probation by the High Court. She was last placed on 18 months' supervised probation in November 2007.
The prosecution asked Community Court Judge Ng Peng Hong for at least 10 weeks' imprisonment on the three charges but her lawyer Choo Si Sen sought a six-week jail term saying she had learnt her lesson and could be rehabilitated. District Judge Ng backdated her sentence to June 25.
The maximum sentence for theft in dwelling is seven years and a fine on each charge.
Posted 22 July 2011 - 06:25 PM
"Most Kleptomaniacs have a tendency of stealing things that are not of much value. The fact that most items stolen by kleptomaniacs are not valuable points to the lack of a kleptomaniac’s control over his/her actions."
I really wonder what she gives to her psychiatrist.
Posted 23 July 2011 - 12:04 AM
Posted 23 July 2011 - 07:41 AM
No rehabilitation will work anymore...it's her third time Liao!!
It's comfort stealing.
Stealing expensive things to use.
The real kleptomaniacs....steal things that are random n most time useless.....likes light bulb, cat food, pencil case, chicken nuggets.
Six weeks.....she will steal inmates toothbrush n bra or not?
Posted 23 July 2011 - 08:31 AM
y she nt sex addict.. damn those pouty lips like shu qi..
turns me on..
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