Woman gets 30 months for cheating, forgery

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

A LOCAL woman was sentenced to 30 months in prison yesterday for multiple charges of cheating and using forged documents.

On April 16, Vivi Yanti Hj Mohd Jali, 30, pleaded guilty to all 18 charges of duping several people out of their money with the promise that she was able to secure various government tenders for them as well as multiple charges of using forged documents, namely Letters of Award and Tender Offer letters from government agencies that were addressed to the respective complainants.

The court document stated that between 2011 and 2014, the defendant duped six people on separate occasions and gained a total of $29,380 by falsely representing herself to the complainants and using forged documents to support her claim.

During the proceedings yesterday, Presiding Senior Magistrate Hj Nabil Daraina PDH Badaruddin denied postponing the sentence pending appeal as the court wasn’t convinced to grant the order after hearing arguments from both the prosecution and defence counsel.

Defence counsel Mohammad Rozaiman Abdul Rahman has indicated that they will be appealing against the sentence.

Vivi Yanti was ordered to serve the sentence with immediate effect.

The Brunei Times