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Cleaner cheated of $400,000: More than 70 readers offer to help

Published on Jul 6, 2014 7:08 AM
 
Madam Goh Kah Keow, who was swindled by five China nationals, lives alone in a studio flat and leads a frugal life. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

More than 70 people who read about how Madam Goh Kah Keow was cheated of her life savings by con artists have come forward to help the cleaner.

Most of them offered to donate money to the 74-year-old, who was swindled of about $400,000 in cash and jewellery by five China nationals last November.

Two of the five suspects have since been sentenced to jail for more than eight years for the scam. The other three remain at large.

Madam Goh never married, lives alone in a studio flat and leads a frugal life. She would even, for example, go to bed by 7pm to save on her utility bills.

 
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