2 women charged with stealing 103 ART kits from COVID test centre, selling 44

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SINGAPORE — Two women have been charged with allegedly selling Covid-19 antigen rapid test (ART) kits that they stole from a Tekka quick test centre.

Singaporeans Deng Xiang Ying, 27, and Audrey Sau Qi Ng, 24, are each accused of two charges – colluding with each other to dishonestly misappropriate property and convert stolen items into benefits from criminal conduct.

The police said on Thursday (29 April) that they were informed of the ART kits belonging to the Health Promotion Board that were stolen from the Tekka quick test centre on 1 October last year and later sold for a profit.

Sau and Deng are each accused of stealing 103 ART kits valued at $14,162.50 from the Little India Bus Terminal on 19 September last year.

They are also each accused of converting 44 of the misappropriated kits into cash of $5,363.70 on 1 October last year.

If convicted of dishonest misappropriation of property, a person could face a jail term of two years, or a fine, or both.

If convicted of converting stolen items into benefits from criminal conduct, a person could face a maximum jail term of 10 years, or a fine of up to $500,000, or both.

The women are scheduled to return to court next month.

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