MELBOURNE, 8 July 2019:
Malaysian woman Siti Nurhidayah Kamal, 24, today pleaded guilty at the magistrates court here to lying about finding a phone containing pictures of a dying baby and demanding A$1,000 for its return to grieving Australian parents.
Sentencing hasn’t been handed down yet by the court over this dastardly act after Dee Windross left her mobile phone in a shopping centre bathroom.
Seeing the couple’s desperate plea on social media for the phone’s return, Siti contacted them via text and demanded the money – even though she didn’t have the device.
Their 11-month-old daughter Amiyah died later in April, with the phone never retrieved, reported 7News. The Windrosses reportedly spent the last night of little Amiyah’s life sending text messages to Siti.
The accused reportedly left her two children behind in Malaysia to move to Australia in September 2018. She is also reportedly wanted by Malaysian police for posing as an AirAsia staff and fraudulently taking RM2,895 from six passengers for air tickets.