The neighborhood on Cairnhill Rise in Singapore. Photo: Google Maps

An Indonesian cleaner was jailed for two years by a Singapore court on Thursday after pleading guilty to stealing a S$400,000 (US$293,312) diamond from her employer on November 8 last year – the same day she faced a sentencing hearing for other thefts.

Anastasia Yeni Pawestri, 45, a permanent resident in Singapore, worked as part-time cleaner in the household, Shin Min Daily News reported.

On November 8, 2018, while she was on bail, she was cleaning an apartment on Cairnhill Rise when she stole a diamond pendant, estimated to be worth S$400,000, attached to a S$3,000 (US$2,200) gold chain, from a silver box.

Chen Shi, 28, who owned the jewelry, reported it missing that evening, by which time the accused had been jailed for seven months for stealing S$11,000 (US$8,066) in cash from another employer in April 2017.

Pawestri was said to have been issued a lighter sentence of two years in jail due to the fact that Chen’s jewelry was recovered.

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