Indian Woman Sentenced to Six years Jail in Singapore

Vastavam web: A 42-year-old Indian woman has been sentenced to over six years in jail for cheating people up to 600,000 Singapore dollars. Kaveena Jaya Kumar, who pleaded guilty for the offence on Monday, had difficulty staying out of crime and had no qualms about reoffending, Deputy Public Prosecutor Tan Zhi Hao told the court. Kaveena was sent to jail in the case of cheating for the third time in eight years after scamming her victims of more than 900,000 Singapore dollars, the largest amount she has conned so far, according to media reports.

Kaveena was last released in October 2015 but returned to cheating people in August 2016. Between 2016 and 2018, she cheated 95 victims of cash totalling more than 900,000 Singapore dollars. She also admitted that she had misappropriated over 15,000 Singapore dollars which a woman had entrusted to her. Another 154 cheating charges involving the remaining amount were taken into consideration during sentencing. The court heard that she duped the travel agencies by handing over cheques from her personal bank account. Kaveena, however, had no intention to honour these cheques.

She also fooled the companies by sending over screenshots of purported bank transfers scheduled for later dates. She was caught and charged in court on December 3, 2016. She continued to reoffend after she was bailed out a week later.