Depressed female law graduate gets probation only for theft while her boyfriend was jailed
Posted by temasektimes on June 15, 2012
A 23 year old female law graduate Ong Shi Han was sentenced to 15 month’s probation for stealing drinks and rice from a condominium storage room.
The court learnt that she stole eight boxes of Pokka drinks, a sack of rice and some electrical items – a two-pin power plug and an extension socket – from a storage room in Blue Horizon condominum in West Coast Crescent in November 2011 together with her boyfriend Jeremy Kuek Beng Kiat.
However, Jeremy, a 23 year old an aeronautical engineering student, was sentenced to a day’s jail and fined S$3,000 in May.
As Ong Shi Han was determined to be suffering from depression at the time of the offence, she was ordered by the district judge to attend psychiatric treatment.
Ong’s parents, who were both in court, signed a S$6,000 bond to ensure her good behaviour.