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A 54-year-old Singaporean woman, Aisha Pari has been arrested for cheating at least nine people out of over S$1 million collectively in an inheritance scam.
Aisha told the victims that her father ad left a sizeable inheritance for her, but as she did not declare it to the authorities, it was seized.
She would then ask the victims to lend her a sum of money so she could pay a ‘processing fee’ to unfreeze her assets.
Aisha was charged for cheating two men yesterday (Feb 1) between Jan and Jul 2010, and faces a total of 10 charges, reports Lianhe Wanbao.
Between Jan 22 and Jan 27, 2010, Aisha also had a victim pass her cash totalling S$2,720 on five instances.
Half a year later, the accused cheated another man of S$1,755 between Jun 13 and Jul 3, 2010.
The police also revealed that between Dec 2011 and Mar 2015, they received many reports of the same nature: victims cited a woman who asked them for money to access her inheritance.
Upon investigation, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) uncovered the fraud and arrested the woman at Tampines Street 21 last Monday (Feb 27).
According to records from Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (ACRA), the acused also set up at least four now defunct companies.