07 Mar '11, 8am

[CNA] Casino cheat sentenced to 54 months' jail

SINGAPORE: A punter who cheated the Marina Bay Sands casino of S$31,500 with the help of a dealer was sentenced on Monday to 54 months jail. Thirty-two-year-old Tan Tiong Loon is the first person to ever be convicted and sentenced for being in cahoots with a dealer to cheat a local casino. He committed the offence at around 4.30am on October 7 last year while he was out on bail for another offence. The unemployed man had earlier been hauled to court for being in a conspiracy to dishonestly retain and dispose 17 stolen cars worth more than S$860,000 in all. For dealing with the cars, on top of the jail term, Tan was also disqualified on Monday from driving all classes of vehicles for three years after his release. Deputy Public Prosecutor Ruth Wong told the court that Tan had approached a former dealer supervisor, Keith Yong Kee-Hwei on October 5 and asked him to rig game r...

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