Three women posing as Buddhist nuns were arrested yesterday after soliciting for 'donations' in Kwun Tong and Admiralty. The arrests prompted the head of the Hong Kong Buddhist Association to warn the public against donating to people dressed in religious robes on the street. Two of the women were holding metal bowls and apparently praying in Yue Man Square outside a Kwun Tong MTR exit, while the third was arrested in Admiralty. All three women were mainland tourists. Kwun Tong divisional commander Superintendent Gary Yuen Yan-wai said the women in Kwun Tong were arrested for begging after two passers-by complained. The pair, aged 50 and 63, told officers that they were seeking alms, but admitted they wanted money rather than food, he said. The commander said the two had breached their conditions of stay and would be handed to the Immigration Department for repatriation. He said he had told his frontline officers to issue warnings to people dressed as nuns begging in Kwun Tong and order them to leave following reports of people being cheated. The other woman, aged 48, was arrested after being seen asking passers-by for money on a footbridge outside Admiralty MTR station at about 1pm. She was sent to Queen Mary Hospital for a check-up as she became emotional during the arrest. Ada Chung Lau Shin-yee, assistant chief executive of the Hong Kong Buddhist Association, warned members of the public not to donate cash to people simply because they were dressed in Buddhist robes. She said monks and nuns were not allowed to beg on the streets as they collected donations through their associated temples. Mrs Chung said people could call the association on 2574 9371 if they had any further questions. Mainland woman Fu Mei-tuen, 36, who came to Hong Kong on a two-way permit, was jailed yesterday for three years after being found guilty of obtaining property by deception in a street scam in which a woman was duped out of $40,000. District Court Judge Richard Day found Fu persuaded a 58-year-old woman to buy a jade bracelet and threatened that her family would have bad luck if she refused.