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A 60-year-old Filipina domestic worker who denied two counts of fraud was found guilty at the Court of First Instance in Macau on Monday. She received a one-year jail term suspended for two years, Macao Daily News reported.

The court earlier heard that the Filipina, surnamed Felipe, who is reportedly a domestic worker in Hong Kong, went to Macau in April 2014 to visit her niece. There, she told her neice that she could help arrange a job in Canada, Macao Daily News reported.

Her niece gave her a total of 11,028 Macau patacas (US$1,405).

Meanwhile, the niece introduced Felipe to a friend who also sought work in Canada. The friend gave 25,500 patacas  (US$3,060) to Felipe.

After handing over the money and being unable to get in touch with Felipe, the two victims reported the case to police.

Read: Filipina denies job-fraud charge in Macau

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