Woo May Hoe: Woman posing as GODDESS slapped with 50 charges including forcing devotees to eat human feces
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SINGAPORE CITY, SINGAPORE: A woman has been convicted of 50 charges by the court for defrauding people and abusing them over eight years. Woo May Hoe, 52, claimed to be an incarnation of an Indian goddess and scammed people for millions of dollars stating purposes like buying cows and building temples. A few of the accusations against Hoe include making devotees eat human feces as part of their punishment, jumping from building, and pulling out the teeth of a woman.
She was on remand after being charged with 10 offenses in the year 2020 and has been hit with another 40 charges on October 6, 2022. Hoe has been accused of preying on 14 individuals from 2012 to 2020. She scammed people in the name of making them redeem their sins, improving their health condition, or preventing their parents from bad health.
Woo May Hoe's defrauding record
From the court records released by Today Online, in the name of redeeming the sins of the victims and ensuring the best health for them and their families, Hoe took 'donations' ranging from S$3,000 to S$100,000 for 'buying cows'.
In 2012, Hoe also charged a woman $500,000 for a similar reason. Additionally, between 2013 and early 2015, she scammed about $2.5 million to "build a Balaji temple at Vellore Village in India" and further scammed $3.5 million from the same victim to "expand a school built by Amma" (Amma means 'mother' in Tamil) in the same village.
In 2020, she scammed $12,000 for paying it back to the "loan sharks" she took for a property near Bedok Road in Singapore. She also conspired to cheat the bank into disbursing mortgage loans for various properties ranging from $185,000 to $4.6 million.
Woo May Hoe's violent charges
According to Today Online, the offenses committed by Hoe against a 43-year-old devotee were forcing her to jump from the second floor of UBI Techpark resulting in the victim fracturing both her ankles and using a pair of pliers to forcibly extract a tooth from the victim while also asking another devotee to do the same. She also asked the devotee to hit the victim's buttocks with a mop. Moreover, she stabbed her forearm with a pair of scissors and hit her face with a bundle of canes that damaged the victim's eyes.
It does not stop there, she also hit the victim's head and hand with a roller brush that fractured the victim's little finger and hit her head with a bottle, and twisted her ear until it bled. She also caused "corneal abrasion" in her victim by pouring essential oils into one of her eyes.