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Woman jailed for cheating colleague of $779k

Published on Feb 19, 2013 1:33 PM
 
A stack of $100 notes. A former bank teller was jailed 50 months on Tuesday for cheating a colleague of $779,000. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

A former bank teller was jailed 50 months on Tuesday for cheating a colleague of $779,000.

Malaysian Ng Ni Ni had admitted to three charges of cheating Ms Phua Sok Gek, 61, of a total of $518,000 in July and August 2010.

Another three charges involving $261,000 were considered during her sentencing.

Ng, 35, was working at United Overseas Bank when she deceived Ms Phua into believing that she would be selling a plot of Malaysian land for $5 million to a US company and that she needed to pay processing fees to receive the sale proceeds, which she knew to be false.

 
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