The Straits Times
Published on Feb 19, 2013

Woman jailed for cheating colleague of $779k


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.