Domestic helper jailed & fined S$8,000 for illegal remittance business & selling clothes online

She was sentenced to nine weeks' jail.

Matthias Ang | August 20, 2021, 04:05 PM

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A domestic helper was jailed nine weeks on August 19 for selling clothes online without a valid work permit, and earning handling fees from an illegal remittance business, Shin Min Daily News reported.

According to the Chinese daily, the 48-year-old helper was also fined S$8,000.

Decided to make money through remittance fees as she only received S$700 salary

Investigations revealed that the helper had decided to earn more money through remittance fees as her monthly salary was only S$700.

The defendant added that she had been taught how to do by a friend in Feb. 2020.

In total, she earned about S$2,030 from handling 406 illegal remittances in the span of seven months.

She also earned an additional S$2,000 to S$3,000 from selling clothes online.

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