27 Jun '11, 10am

DTN Singapore: Foreigner jailed for credit card fraud: SINGAPORE: For a reward of about S$11,000, a jobless Turk...

SINGAPORE: For a reward of about S$11,000, a jobless Turkish national had been tempted into coming to Singapore so that he could make use of counterfeit credit cards to buy luxury items. Twenty-seven-year-old Erdem Yildiz went on a spending spree here with an alleged accomplice and over two days, the pair managed to use the cards to buy more than S$360,000 worth of valuables. They included jewellery as well as mobile phones. Yildiz, who pleaded guilty on Monday to three counts of possession of fake credit cards and seven cheating offences, was sentenced to seven years' jail. Twenty other charges were taken into consideration during sentencing. The scam was first hatched in February in Turkey when Yildiz and one of his alleged accomplices, Erdinc Vidin, met a man known as Osman Ozturk. Deputy Public Prosecutor Serene Chew said Ozturk offered them money in exchange for using...

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