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Rag-and-bone man, 71, jailed for defacing bus stop advertisement boards

Published on Jun 23, 2014 5:47 PM
 
A 71-year-old man was jailed for six weeks on Monday for mischief when he defaced public and private property last month. -- ST GRAPHICS

SINGAPORE - A 71-year-old man was jailed for six weeks on Monday for mischief when he defaced public and private property last month.

Loh Thiam Hock, unemployed, was originally charged with vandalism. He pleaded guilty to four amended charges of defacing advertisement boards at bus stops and one of defacing a transformer box on May 22.

Fourteen other similar charges were taken into consideration.

Loh had used an indelible black marker to write: "We support CPF Blogger, Return our CPF Money R/AC & M/AC, Above 65 yrs Bal $5000 in M/AC'', knowing that he was likely to cause wrongful loss to MediaCorp and SP PowerGrid.

 
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