Monday, February 29, 2016

Malaysian gets 4 years’ jail for stealing RM3 million casino chips in Singapore

A 24-year-old Malaysian man was sentenced to four years' jail after he stole almost S$1 million (RM3 million) worth of casino chips before fleeing the country, Channel NewsAsia reported. The report said that along with the chips, Jackson Yeoh also made off with a BMW car key, three credit cards and about S$9,100 in cash. Yeoh was arrested in Malaysia about five months after the theft last September at the Marina Bay Sands Casino. The report said that out of the total S$910,600 that he stole from a 71-year-old Singaporean retiree, only S$701,000 was recovered. The recovered chips will be returned to the victim via the police, the prosecution was quoted as saying. Upon his arrest in Kuching, Sarawak, the report said Yeoh claimed to have thrown away the credit cards and car key and spent the cash on gambling and personal expenses. – Bernama, February 29, 2016.]]>

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