27 Jun '11, 9am

Turk jailed 7 years for credit card fraud of $360,000

Turk jailed 7 years for credit card fraud of $360,000

Erdem Yildiz, 27, was jailed for seven years by a district court on Tuesday. The Turk had pleaded guilty to 10 charges of possessing and using counterfeit American Express credit cards for purposes of cheating. -- PHOTO: AFP THEY arrived here from Turkey on March 18 this year and went shopping the very next day with their fake credit cards, buying more than $360,000 worth of mostly jewellery within two days. Erdem Yildiz, 27, was jailed for seven years by a district court on Tuesday. The Turk had pleaded guilty to 10 charges of possessing and using counterfeit American Express credit cards for then purposes of cheating. His accomplice Erdinc Vidin is at large. Investigations revealed that at a cafe in Turkey in February , Yildiz was offered 15,000 Turkey Lira (S$11,350) by ringleader Osman Ozturk to shop abroad with fake credit cards. Yildiz and Vidin then flew to Ukraine ...

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