Ms. Liu Meiqi, 33, was fined a total of $12,000 or five days’ jail on each charge after admitting to 10 counts of failure to pay taxi fares between 5th October 2014 and 8th March last year. The fares ranged from $6 to $35, amounted to a mere $133. The cases happened on eight incidents with Comfort and two other on CityCab.
How She Avoid Payment
She had used her Maybank credit card to pay for the cab fare but the transactions were not successful. Subsequently, she would say that she does not have any cash and will transfer the cab fares via bank transfer to the taxi drivers. She provided her identity card and mobile phone number to the taxi drivers which she would either not answer the calls or says she was busy or switch off her mobile phone when contacted for the requested of delayed payment.
She had a similar conviction in 2014 when she was fined a total of $2,400 for failing to pay four taxi drivers.
She could have been fined up to $2,000 per charge.