'Pregnant' Woman jailed for Cheating Victims
A woman who lied about being pregnant was jailed for cheating unsuspecting victims of a total of $10,450.
Ng Sock Kuin, 37, approached the victims around the island and pretended she needed money for medical expenses as she was pregnant between April and June this year.
She lied to the unsuspecting victims about her pregnancy and that she was experiencing a miscarriage in at least 5 instances, a District Court heard today.
She pleaded guilty today to six cheating charges with six others taken into consideration.
Ironically, while pleading for leniency, Ng said she committed the offences as her father was ill and needed money to pay his medical expenses.
After being released from prison in 2005 for drug-related offences, Ng said she stayed clean but suffered a relapse prior to the commission of these offences.
Ng could have been jailed up to 10 years and fined for each cheating charge.
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