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Woman duped parent to donate $10,000 to get his child into primary school

Published on Feb 5, 2013 11:40 AM
 
Posed photo of a woman holding a stack of $50 bills. A woman was charged on Tuesday with cheating a Chinese national of $10,000. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

A woman was charged on Tuesday with cheating a Chinese national of $10,000.

Lee Mooi Hoon, 57, allegedly duped Mr Chai Jin into believing that he needed to donate $10,000 to Ngee Ann Primary School in return for his child's admission into the school, and dishonestly induced him to hand over the money to her sometime in July 2009.

Lee will appear in court again on March 5. The maximum penalty for cheating is seven years' jail and a fine.