Woman fined for passport fraud

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A LOCAL woman will be sentenced tomorrow after being found guilty at the Magistrates’ Court yesterday of duping two foreign nationals out of money to extend their visit passes.

Rosiah Samat, 53, is facing up to seven years in jail and an unspecific fine for the offences.

Rosiah will also be sentenced for other offences she earlier pleaded guilty to involving harbouring three immigration offenders at her home, which was raided on September 19, 2012.

The offence carries a penalty of two years in jail and a fine of up to $6,000.

“If the defendant had been honest in her dealings, she should have returned the passports and the money to the complainants upon realising that she could not extend their social visit pass,” the senior magistrate said.

The Brunei Times