21 Feb '11, 8am

Former American footballer sentenced to 16 months' jail: By Shaffiq Alkhatib | Posted: 21 February 2011 1546 hrs...

SINGAPORE: A former American footballer was sentenced on Monday to 16 months' jail after receiving cash worth more than S$330,000 in a telephone scam. Thirty-eight-year-old Kamari Kenyada Charlton had pleaded guilty to five charges last week. 17 other charges, including one for overstaying in Singapore, were taken into consideration. Charlton was involved in a phone scam targeting elderly citizens in Australia and Germany between July 2008 and May last year. The victims, who were of either Serbian or Croatian descent, were duped into remitting funds to Singapore, and Charlton was the one who received the money. In most of the cases, the senior citizens would receive phone calls from a woman claiming to be a representative from the Croatian Embassy in Singapore. She would tell them that their loved ones, who had supposedly been detained by Singapore authorities, had fallen ...

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