You might know Debbie Valerie Tenashar Long as DJ Tenashar, or that former FHM Girl.
But this celebrity DJ has been hitting the headlines for other reasons in the last few years.
In 2018, Tenashar was jailed 18 months for drug offences, after traces of drugs, including cocaine, were found in her urine sample.
According to The Straits Times, she fled the country while out on bail for the offence, but had to return after her passport expired. She was arrested upon arrival.
The 34-year-old was released from prison the following year, but she returned to court again for… failing to turn up for urine tests several times.
Ok, so you’ve gone to jail for drug-related charges, and now you’ve missed a few urine tests. The law already has its eyes on you, so what do you do next?
Steal ice cream and a hospital gown, of course.
Theft & Trespassing
According to The Straits Times, Tenashar is accused of stealing a blue hospital gown at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital on 21 June last year.
She also allegedly stole a visitor pass from a security desk at the hospital, and used another stolen access pass to enter a “staff only” passageway at Ng Teng Fong’s Tower C.
She then reportedly entered another staff-only passageway at Tower B.
But that’s not all.
A month later, the 34-year-old allegedly trespassed on a property in Edgware Road near Seletar Aerospace Way on 7 July.
On that same day, she entered another property in Sussex Garden and, believe it or not, reportedly stole ice cream worth $32.
Yes, ice cream.
She’s also accused of entering a second Edgware Road property after stealing the ice cream.
The court documents did not state why she trespassed, stole ice cream and a hospital gown, though a rational explanation was probably unlikely anyway.
Long List of Offences
Tenashar seems to be one of those people who can’t abide by the law, even when she wants to.
In an interview with The Straits Times after her release from prison last year, the DJ said she viewed her stint in jail as a “blessing in disguise”, and planned to be an anti-drug ambassador.
But then she tested positive for drugs on two separate occasions soon after that interview, reported South China Morning Post.
In addition to all the offences listed above, she also allegedly impersonated an employee of the Singapore Association of Social Workers and is accused of using a laptop to unlawfully record videos at a protected area in a Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) office.
One wonders why Tenashar, with the promising career that she has, gets herself in trouble with the law over and over again.
For her latest offences, Tenashar can be jailed for up to three months and fined $1,500 for each charge.
The 34-year-old intends to claim trial to her charges. Her pre-trial will be held on 13 July, so keep your hospital gowns and ice cream in a safe place until then.
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