Australian woman gets light fine for Samoa fraud

The Samoa Supreme Court has fined an Australian woman US$750 after she admitted a charge of defrauding the Customs Office.

Toplagi Ah Yen Lelua, who regularly visits family in Samoa, had admitted the charge for which she could have been fined up to US$150,000 dollars and jailed for six years.

Ms Lelua had shipped personal effects in a container but had evaded duty by failing to declare that two cars were included.