12 Jan '12, 9am

Man gives girlfriend wife's IC to cheat credit firm of $140,000

On Thursday, Teo Tiong Guan, 47, a former stevedore, was jailed for two years and four months for cheating. -- ST PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN By Khushwant Singh He would filch the identity card of his Singaporean wife and hand it over to his Chinese national girlfriend to use to try to sell the matrimonial flat and to apply for loans. In total, he cheated a licensed moneylender of $140,000 between January and April 2011. On Thursday, Teo Tiong Guan, 47, a former stevedore, was jailed for two years and four months for cheating. His girlfriend, identified in court papers only as Xiao Ling, is at large. She is about 30 years old. Deputy Public Prosecutor Victor Lim told a district court that Teo met her in a pub in Chinatown. They kept in touch and in November 2010, he hatched the plan to cheat licensed credit companies. She agreed to go along and was to be paid $500 to $1,000 each t...

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