Woman jailed over credit card offences

An administrative assistant who stole her colleague's credit cards and spent about $6,200 of her money was jailed for 15 months yesterday for this and other offences.

Lim Li Ting, 24, had also worked as a levy counter officer at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) casino in October 2014 when she noted down the credit card details of a guest, Ms Chan Lai Chun, before returning her the UOB Platinum card.

A month later, she was working at transport operator ComfortDelGro's office in Sin Ming Drive when she took four credit cards from her colleague, Ms Leong Sen Kuang.

Ms Leong received a text message about the fraudulent transactions from her bank on Nov 17 and discovered that several of her credit cards were missing.

Lim was arrested on Nov 19.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Randeep Singh Koonar said Lim used Ms Chan's credit card details to buy various items including handbags and cosmetics and Ms Leong's credit cards to buy health products and online gaming credits.

Lim was sent to prison after admitting to 12 of 69 charges. The total amount involved is $10,867 with no more than about $100 in restitution.

Seeking a total sentence of 14 to 18 months, the DPP said Lim's offences were pre-meditated.

District Judge Lim Tse Haw, who backdated Lim's sentence to April 7, said it was clear a deterrent sentence was called for.

Elena Chong

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 15, 2016, with the headline 'Woman jailed over credit card offences'. Print Edition | Subscribe