Company calls out employee over theft of nearly 450 iPhones

iPhones seized from Ng Shu Kian. Photo: Singapore Police Force

SINGAPORE — A logistics manager was charged in court on Monday (27 May) for allegedly stealing 446 sets of iPhones from the electronics company that employed her.

Singaporean Ng Shu Kian, 38, faces one count of committing criminal breach of trust as a servant after allegedly stealing the iPhones, worth $306,848, from Pegatron Service Singapore, which is located in Viva Business Park.

The alleged offence occurred between 1 and 17 May this year, according to the woman’s charge sheet.

The police received a report on 24 May that more than 400 sets of the mobile phones were missing from Pegatron’s warehouse.

Ng was arrested the next day. A total of 65 mobile phones and cash amounting to some $6,000 were seized from her.

She will return to court on 3 June.

If convicted of committing criminal breach of trust as a servant, Ng will face up to 15 years’ jail and a fine.

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