Indian-origin biking abettor confined for 20 weeks in Singapore over SGD 35,000 fraud
A 55-year-old Indian-origin woman has been bedevilled to 20 weeks in bastille in Singapore for misappropriating SGD 35,000 of barter on the affectation of giving them bout bales to India and Dubai.
Leelavadi pleaded accusable to one bent aperture of assurance allegation and two counts of practising as a biking abettor after a licence. (Representational Image)
An Indian-origin woman, who formed as a biking abettor in Singapore, was on Tuesday bedevilled to 20 weeks in bastille for misappropriating 35,000 Singapore dollars (SGD) from barter who paid her for bout bales to India and Dubai.
, S Leelavadi, 55, cheated at atomic eight victims over 19 affected trips to India and the burghal of Dubai, including an 82-year-old woman. Leelavadi formed as a freelance biking abettor for over a decade after the requisite licence, the address said.
Earlier this year, Leelavadi pleaded accusable to one bent aperture of assurance allegation and two counts of practising as a biking abettor after a licence from the Singapore Tourism Board. Seven added agnate accuse were taken into application for sentencing, the address said.
According to the report, Leelavadi started alive as a freelance biking abettor ancient in 2000 and abutting a accountant biking bureau in 2004. Later, she started an unregistered bureau of her own area she told barter that she appointed tours to India and Dubai. She brash them on how to biking there, area to break and their itinerary, and gave them a citation for their adapted tour.
As an antecedent payment, Leelavadi's barter paid her SGD 500 which she said was all-important to accomplish the accordant bookings. In the months afore the abandonment date, she would hunt them for the antithesis payments while sending them itineraries and advising them on assorted aspects of their trips, such as insurance, bill barter and bounded tours, the address said.
However, back the abandonment date drew abutting or had passed, Leelavadi would lie to the barter that her mother was hospitalised or in the accelerated affliction unit, so that they would adjourn the cruise or acquire a refund. Back barter apprenticed her for even tickets so they could go on their own, she would say she could not accommodate them.
Using this scheme, Leelavadi pocketed SGD 34,950 from eight victims amid 2013 and 2017, the address said.
As of mid-last year, Leelavadi had fabricated abounding amends to her victims.
Leelavadi will not activate confined her book anon as she intends to book an appeal, the address said.
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