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Woman who cheated relative of $110k jailed

Published on Jan 17, 2014 8:35 AM
 
A pregnant 33-year-old woman will have her first child behind bars next month after she was jailed for 15 months yesterday for cheating a distant relative of $110,000 and for assisting a loan shark. -- ST GRAPHIC

A pregnant 33-year-old woman will have her first child behind bars next month after she was jailed for 15 months yesterday for cheating a distant relative of $110,000 and for assisting a loan shark.

Manisah Mohamed Ariff, who was also fined $30,000 yesterday, made up investment schemes offering lucrative returns to convince Ms Zaiton Junid to hand over her money.

Asking the court to impose a jail term of at least 18 months, Deputy Public Prosecutor Kung Yong Jin said that there was plenty of planning and premeditation by the former DBS Bank officer, who also betrayed the trust of her relative.

But her defence lawyer Louis Joseph said his client, who has a bachelor of science degree in banking and finance from the Singapore Institute of Management, turned to cheating because of financial pressures which included having to support her aged parents.

 
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