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Canadian jailed 36 weeks, fined $2,000 for theft from ATMs

Published on Apr 29, 2014 5:12 PM
 
A Canadian tourist who stole money from automated teller machines using cloned cards in Singapore was jailed for 36 weeks and fined $2,000 on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. -- ST GRAPHICS

A Canadian tourist who stole money from automated teller machines using cloned cards in Singapore was jailed for 36 weeks and fined $2,000 on Tuesday.

Boris Kovac, 33, pleaded guilty to four counts of conspiring with others to steal from ATMs, and one charge of bringing in local and foreign currencies totalling $39,257 which was more than the prescribed amount of $30,000 without giving a report to an authorised officer at Changi Airport last November.

He withdrew $1,000 in the possession of the United Overseas Bank each time from OCBC ATMs at Paya Lebar Road and Orchard Road. Ten other charges were taken into consideration.

A district court heard that Kovac's role in the conspiracy was that of the end-user, that is, he makes the unauthorised withdrawals using the cloned ATM cards.

 
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