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Teen gets probation for cheating victims into buying, renting luxury bags

Published on Aug 18, 2014 12:14 PM

SINGAPORE - A young teen mother was placed on 24 months' probation on Monday for cheating her victims into selling and renting out luxury handbags online.

Sharin Lim Zhi Ning, 17, had faced 11 charges of cheating and one criminal breach of trust of a Chloe bag. She pleaded guilty earlier this month to four charges with the rest taken into consideration. The total amount involved was $3,750.

A community court heard that on July 10 one of the victims, Ms Maria Irene Zafe Evangelista, found a user online who was selling a Louis Vuitton bag (LV). The seller - Lim - agreed to sell the bag to her for $600 and told her to transfer $300 to a POSB account as a deposit. After Ms Evangelista had done so, she failed to get the bag.

On the same day, another victim, Ms Lee Chui Kuen, was conned of $450 after she agreed to buy two LV bags from Lim at $1,700.

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