A residential area in Woodlands, Singapore. Photo: Google Maps

A part-time cleaner in Singapore was sentenced to three weeks in jail for stealing S$7,000 (US$5,265) from her employer’s apartment in the Woodlands residential area.

On February 23 last year, Norashikin Abdullah, 21, stole the money from a piggy bank she found in a closet while her employer, Lee Li Zhen, was asleep, The Straits Times reported.

Abdullah reportedly stole S$7,000, which she used to pay debts and to go shopping.

Lee discovered the theft later that day and reported the crime to the police after Abdullah denied she had seen the piggy bank or stolen any money.

However, on November 30, Abdullah admitted to the crime. On Thursday, she was sentenced to three weeks in jail for theft.

In Singapore, the maximum penalty for theft is three years in jail and a fine.

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