12 Jan '12, 10am

Man gets 37 months' jail for cheating and causing hurt

SINGAPORE: A self-employed man took his wife's identity card and passed it to his Chinese girlfriend to help him cheat credit companies. He met the 30-year-old woman, also known as 'Xiao Ling', at a pub in Chinatown. She allegedly posed as his wife to aid him in scamming licensed credit companies of about S$140,000. For that, 47-year-old Teo Tiong Guan was Thursday sentenced to 37 months' jail for six counts of cheating and another count of voluntarily causing hurt. Teo first met Xiao Ling in 2010 and later suggested conspiring with her, as he was facing financial difficulties. He took his wife's identity card from her drawer and passed it to Xiao Ling. The duo made nearly 30 fraudulent loan applications within a six-month period, starting from November 2010. Xiao Ling, who's still at large, allegedly forged signatures and deceived the credit companies into disbursing them...

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