15 Apr '11, 10am

STOMP Star Blogger cheated by fake travel-agency boss

STOMP Star Blogger cheated by fake travel-agency boss

HE had passed himself off as the boss of an established travel agency to con his victims into parting with their money. Chan Kok Yong, 30, who claimed to be the managing director of Chan Brothers Travel, offered his victims bogus travel packages and even showed an interest in hiring his victims, which included an entertainment artist. He collected more than $21,000 from them last month, before the law caught up with him. Yesterday, he was jailed for 16 months by a district court after he pleaded guilty to three charges of cheating. Another three charges were taken into consideration. According to court documents, he has not made any restitution to his victims. The entertainment artist he conned was Ms Silver Ang Zi Hui, 26, who paid $10,940 for his personal shopping, entertainment and transport expenses over a few days last month. Chan had met her last month on the set of ...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Crime/Story/A1...

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