MIRI: A housewife charged with 11 offences of cheating five individuals involving RM87,900 by offering them non-existent travel packages, have been sentenced to 10 years and eight months of imprisonment by the Magistrate’s Court here today.

Lenny Valerie Gundu Tangai, 38, pleaded guilty to the charges before Magistrate Leona Dominic Mojiliu and Magistrate Wan Farrah Farriza Wan Ghazali in two separate courtrooms.

Originally from Jalan Putera Perdana, Telipok, Kota Kinabalu, Lenny appeared before Magistrate Leona Dominic Mojiliu to face nine charges of scamming individuals by offering them non-existent travel packages and was sentenced to 80 months’ imprisonment (six years and eight months).

Later, Lenny appeared before Magistrate Wan Farrah Farriza Wan Ghazali to face two more charges of scamming individuals with non-existent travel packages. She was sentenced to 48 months’ imprisonment.

Lenny, who committed the offences between June 2017 and January 2018, was charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code.

The victims who were cheated were Rissin Sintan (three times) on June 23, 2017 and July 3, 2017 (twice on the same date) involving RM10,000; May Dan (three times) on June 28, 2017, August 1, 2017 and January 4, 2018 involving RM27,200; Martin Ganjar (two times) on October 4 and 17, 2017 involving RM23,600; Catherine Unyang Ului (two times) on October 9 and December 2, 2017 involving RM3,500; and Payong Ludan on October 6, 2017 involving RM23,600.