23 Mar '11, 6am

[ST] Ex-UOB employee jailed for selling client list

A FORMER customer service manager at United Overseas Bank (UOB) was jailed 4 1/2 months on Wednesdayfor selling the names and contact details of the bank's high-net-worth clients to businesses like spa chains and insurance firms. But Mahesalingam Kanasalingam, 30, and his accomplice Lucas Lin Han Tian, 29, made the mistake of using UOB's postage pre-paid envelopes to save on mailing costs. A recipient grew suspicious upon noticing that the envelope which came with the duo's flyer featured UOB's return address, which had been blacked out with a marker pen. The bank was informed. Arrangements were then made for the recipient, who knew a vice-president at UOB, to buy a list of 250 names for $500 in November 2008. The names were found to be an exact match to UOB's customer database. Mahesalingam was also fined $1,000 for stealing 2,070 envelopes from UOB which were found in Li...

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