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Maid who stole $54k in items gets 12 months in jail

32-year-old caught after posting pictures online of herself with employer’s valuablesĀ  An Indonesian maid stole a Chopard ladies’ watch worth $35,000, a Celine snakeskin handbag that cost $7,500 and a pink Hermes crocodile skin wallet worth $10,000 from her businesswoman employer – and thought she got away with it. Then, 11 months later, she posted pictures of herself flaunting the stolen items on Instagram while she was working for another employer in Singapore. But her previous employer, Madam Lisa Lee, learnt of this from her sister and informed the police.Read More


Ex-MD jailed for smashing glass against man’s head

Frenchman Franck Louis Maurice Peltier pleaded guilty to causing hurt to a Briton at a pub in Amoy Street. A company managing director smashed a glass against a man’s head in a pub after the victim chided him for trying to steal other patrons’ drinks. Briton Sam Joseph Chapman, 28, later received 12 stitches behind his left ear. For the offence, Frenchman Franck Louis Maurice Peltier, 51, who used to work for financial data management company Asset Control, was yesterday jailed for three weeks. He pleaded guilty to causing hurtRead More


Saudi diplomat who molested hotel intern loses appeal

The High Court dismissed as “completely unmeritorious” an appeal by a Saudi Arabian diplomat against his conviction and sentence for molesting a hotel intern while he was here on holiday with his wife and three children last year. Judge of Appeal Steven Chong said the sentence of 26 months and a week’s jail and four strokes of the cane handed down to Bander Yahya A. Alzahrani, 39, was “actually lenient”, especially given the “dishonest” manner in which he ran his defence. Alzahrani, who was stationed in China, had checked intoRead More


1MDB probe: Ex-BSI banker gets 54 months’ jail for money laundering, cheating

SINGAPORE – A Singapore court jailed a former wealth manager of Swiss bank BSI for four and a half years on Wednesday for money laundering and cheating in a case linked to an investigation involving the Malaysian fund 1MDB. The former banker, Yeo Jiawei, is serving a 30-month term on charges of perverting the course of justice by urging witnesses to lie to police and destroy evidence during the investigation into illicitly transferred funds linked to Malaysian sovereign wealth fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Yeo, 34, who denied perverting theRead More


Mastermind behind largest fake casino chip scam jailed

His ruse caused a loss of $1.3m for Marina Bay Sands casino The mastermind behind Singapore’s largest counterfeit casino chip scam had breezed through Marina Bay Sands (MBS) with $1,000 chips that looked so real, the Casino Regulatory Authority said they were of the “best quality” that it had examined so far. Toh Hock Thiam’s ruse was realised only a week later, when an eagle-eyed cashier noticed a slight discolouration in one of the 1,291 counterfeit chips. By then, MBS had suffered a loss of $1.291 million. Yesterday, Toh, nowRead More


Air-con technician jailed 3 years with 4 strokes of the cane for house-breaking by night

SINGAPORE – A freelance air-con maintenance technician who was desperate to repay his debt to a loanshark broke into his friend’s office and spent about an hour cutting into a safe to steal $42,000 in cash and a branded watch, a district court heard. On Monday (May 23), Leo Sang Yong, 47, was jailed for three years with four strokes of the cane after he pleaded guilty to one charge of house-breaking by night. The court heard that Leo had knowledge of businessman Chua Siau Lim’s office layout at KBRead More


Profitable Plots

Guilty: British businessmen Timothy Nicholas Goldring (left) and John Andrew Nordmann were sentenced to a total of 15 years. Two British businessmen were sent to jail yesterday for a bonds scam in which investors lost more than $3 million. Timothy Nicholas Goldring, 60, was sentenced to seven years and John Andrew Nordmann, 55, to eight years. They were convicted on 18 charges of cheating involving more than $900,000 worth of investments after a joint trial. They faced a total of 86 charges. Both men plan to appeal. Investors lost someRead More