01 Mar '11, 8am

A cat-lover who stole second-hand clothes from the Salvation Army's headquarters was fined $2,000.

A cat-lover who stole second-hand clothes from the Salvation Army's headquarters was fined $2,000.

Neo Chuan Seng, 54, a newspaper vendor had committed the offence in January last year. He pleaded guilty and told investigators that he had hoped to sell the clothes and use the proceeds to take care of stray and injured cats. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW A CAT-LOVER who stole seven bags of second-hand clothes from the Salvation Army's headquarters in Bishan Street 22 was fined $2,000 on Tuesday. Neo Chuan Seng, 54, a newspaper vendor had committed the offence in January last year. He pleaded guilty and told investigators that he had hoped to sell the clothes and use the proceeds to take care of stray and injured cats. Before passing sentence, District Judge Kessler Soh noted that Neo was doing a good deed but had also broken the law. 'Since you committed theft, you must now pay the punishment,' said the judge. The court heard police were called by a resident living opposit...

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