A Filipina recruiter will be staying in Hong Kong jail for two years over fake foreign domestic helper (FDH) visa scam.
The Filipina who previously owned an employment agency was sentenced to two years imprisonment last July 24 after she used bogus documents to help 12 other Filipinos stay in Hong Kong using the fake foreign domestic helper visas.
The Filipina, identified as Myrna Q. Osias, previously owned the defunct recruitment agency D’Sun Employment Services with offices at Planet Square, pleaded guilty in front of District Court Judge Louisa Lai over charges of fraud and forgery.
Other 5 Filipinos involved in the said activity were already convicted at the Magistrates Court after they made false representation to the immigration officer and breach the condition of stay in Hong Kong.
According to the media briefing upon Osias’ conviction, the Filipina allegedly created false employers and obtained copies of fake Hong Kong identification cards. She also forged several documents to allow fellow Filipinos to obtain their visas.
The activities of Osias was first detected by authorities after several pay-TV service bills were submitted for the FDH visa, under D’Sun Employment.
As it turns out, Osias used the bills as proof of the Filipina’s residence but varying addresses.
After months of investigation, Osias was busted as the mastermind in the syndicate that arranges Filipino to work in Hong Kong using fake contracts.
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