Vietnamese woman charged over $17K stealing spree at ION

A Vietnamese woman was charged on Thursday with four counts of committing theft with common intention.

Dang Bich Thao and four other accomplices - Nguyen Quoc Hung, Hoang Dinh Cong, Nguyen Thi Luong and Dinh Ngoc Luan - are accused of stealing from three clothing shops at ION Orchard on Jan 27 and Jan 28.

The group had allegedly targeted fashion outlets like Zara, Pull and Bear and H&M, looting items said to be worth more than $17,500.

On Jan 27, Dang, 25, and the group allegedly stole 28 items from Zara comprising printed tops, T-shirts, pants, dresses and a jacket with a total value of around $2,000.

On the same day, H&M was also hit.

More than 200 clothing items worth around $9,900 were allegedly stolen from the shop by the group. The list of stolen items included tube tops, dresses, blouses, denim skirts, bags and knitted sweaters.

It appeared that only female clothing, which cost between $19.90 and $79.90, were stolen from H&M.

Under the law, Dang can be jailed for up to seven years and fined if found guilty.

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This article was first published on February 6, 2016.
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