Man jailed a year for stealing S$32 From Mosque

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Noraizam Abdullah, 40-year-old, admitted to stealing stealing S$32 from a donation box in a mosque to buy food for his family. He took the donation box at the entrance of the Darussalam Mosque at Commonwealth Avenue West. Noraizam, who has a string of previous theft offences, pleaded for leniency. The court also heard that Noraizam, who has a handicapped mother, stole the money to feed his family. He was sentenced to one year in jail.

In sentencing, the District Judge warned Noraizam he may face corrective training if he is sentenced for a similar offence in future. For theft, Noraizam could have been jailed up to seven years and fined.

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