‘Seasoned criminal’ who cheated multiple victims in credit card, online rip-offs gets 5 years’ jail

SINGAPORE: A lady who was labelled a "serial cheater who constantly broadened her criminal repertoire" by the prosecution was on Thursday (Jun 21) sentenced to 5 years' prison on 15 charges covering a series of offences including unfaithful, house-training and drug crime.Deputy Public

District attorney Cheng Yuxi said Malani Naidu Prabhakar Naidu, 31, was a "experienced wrongdoer who dedicated a variety of home and drug-related offenses over a brief two-year period from 2015 to 2017".

In one case, she set up a home that she was leasing on online marketplace Gumtree, pretending to be the owner.She then"leased "it out to a Japanese nationwide who paid her S$ 3,581.60.

When the Japanese nationwide gone back to Japan, Malani's boyfriend Prakash Mathivanan, 34, utilized a spare secret to go into the unit and took belongings worth S$ 37,300, passing them to Malani.Among the items were a Chanel clutch, a yellow diamond ring, a Cartier watch and several top quality bags and shoes.The pair likewise collaborated in another case where they used a victim's charge card to buy S$ 2,968.80 worth of electronic products on online market QOO10.In another case, Malani marketed a refrigerator and

a washering which she did not have on Carousell, cheating a victim of S$ 400. Malani also worked with Prakash and another individual to burglarize

your house of an American couple to take a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone worth S$ 547. On top of the numerous charges for cheating and abetment by conspiracy to cheat, Malani was also founded guilty by District Judge Jasvender Kaur on one charge of intake of methamphetamine and another of possessing the drug.Malani was first detained in January in 2015 but absconded while on bail. She was arrested again on May 30, 2017, near Far East Plaza.The prosecutor said Malani not only absconded while on authorities bail, however dedicated offences while she was on the run."The act of absconding shows the implicated's absence of remorse for that offense,"stated the prosecutor."It likewise shows the implicated's contempt of authority and increases the quantity of authorities resources that have to be expended in attempting to find the implicated."