Local woman scamster jailed

Fadley Faisal

The Magistrate’s Court imposed a four-year jail term on a local woman on Thursday, for cheating and forging documents.

Magistrate Kamaliah Fadhilah binti Haji Ibrahim also ordered Vivi Yanti binti Haji Mohd Jali to compensate the victim BND9,530, or face an additional two months’ imprisonment in default of payment.

DPP Hajah ‘Adzimah Mukarramah binti Haji Salleh’s case against Vivi Yanti had been that the defendant cheated the victim of BND870, deceiving him into believing that the defendant would open eight cheque books at a bank at Wisma Yakin in Kuala Belait on July 2, 2018.

Three days later, Vivi Yanti cheated the victim of BND1,870, claiming she would assist the victim in his insurance policy making at a bank at Wisma Yakin. She again cheated the victim in two transactions (of BND1,400 and BND750) on July 10, 2018, claiming she would assist the victim in managing a non-existent investment scheme at Wisma Yakin.

On July 30, Vivi Yanti cheated the victim of BND1,470, claiming she was able to assist in managing his finance at a bank.

On September 8, 2018 the defendant cheated the victim of BND870, claiming she was able to assist in managing a non-existent investment scheme.

She repeated her actions on March 7, 2019 and received BND800.

The defendant cheated the victim of BND1,200, BND300 and BND1,370 in three transactions over March 14 and 16 and April 1, 2019 for the non-existent investment scheme.

On March 28, 2019 the defendant forged a document purportedly issued by the Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam, stating it as a Pembayaran Besi Cukai Saham.