SINGAPORE- It took eight years, but the law caught up with her in the end.
Back in December 2005, unemployed Wee Yat Mui, then 31, stole her sister’s credit cards and identity card, and also forged documents to cash in her insurance policies.
Wee was charged over the offences in 2006, but absconded and remained at large until she was nabbed in August this year.
Yesterday, the 39-year-old was jailed 27 months after admitting eight charges of theft, cheating and forgery. Thirty-four other charges were taken into consideration.
The total loss caused by Wee’s actions was $26,254, and the amount in the charges proceeded with was $12,111.
Her sister, accountant Wee Yat Lian, 43, was in court with other family members yesterday, and defence counsel Raymund Anthony said she has written a letter saying she has forgiven Yat Mui.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Kwek Chin Yong said that for a long time, the sisters were not on good terms when they were living with their mother in Bedok.