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Man jailed 8 years for credit card fraud

Published on Jul 19, 2014 1:17 AM

SINGAPORE - A man who played a pivotal role in multiple conspiracies to commit credit card fraud and other financial crimes was jailed for eight years on Friday.

Tan Wei Kwang, who is unemployed, recruited accomplices to use the credit cards to make fraudulent purchases.

The 41-year-old was no mere runner in a syndicate but effectively has his own operation, said Deputy Public Prosecutor Hon Yi.

He faced a total of 304 charges involving $144,592 - none of which has been recovered - and pleaded guilty to 30 charges.

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