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Money mule jailed 4 1/2 years for laundering $855,000

Published on Jan 3, 2013 5:39 PM

In April, US$2.7 million (S$3.3 million) was drawn out of the account of Ms Joaquina Rodrigues at the Crown Bank in the United States by fraudsters using forged e-mails and wire transfer authorisation forms.

These monies were transferred to bank accounts in Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai.

The Singapore connection to this scheme was jailed for 4 1/2 years on Thursday for his role in laundering the $855,000 that was sent here.

A district court heard that Stephen Lim Ee Tak, 46, befriended Ms Julie Hasler, an Australian, through a dating website last March.

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