Malaysian national admits credit card con

| 06/03/2014

(CNS): A 37-year-old man from Malaysia who was arrested in a credit card con when he attempted to use what is understood to have been a cloned credit card has admitted his part in the fraud. Tan Teck Kuan pleaded guilty on Friday when he appeared in Grand Court on a charge of obtaining a money transfer by deception relating to a credit card transaction of more than $4,000 and attempting to obtain a money transfer by deception of more than $70,000. Kuan, who attempted to use the clone cards in a downtown jewellery store last October, was a visitor to Cayman at the time. He was remanded in custody until his sentencing hearing, which is now scheduled to take place in April. 

Kuan is one of three men from Malaysia who have been charged with credit card crime but it is not clear if prosecutors believe the men were acting as a gang.

Hew Senn Wann, 49, has also pleaded guilty to obtaining US$74,161.72 and attempting to obtain US$36,002.50 in a similar manner and has also been remanded in custody until his sentencing, which is also set for next month.

Thanabalan Manogar has also pleaded to similar charges. Both men are expected to be sentenced next week.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    It’s time to protect our Island from outsiders that mean no good to Cayman! Finger printing system is needed Mr.Alden!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Good thing the names are published It seems to me mostlocals that are accused of crimes are protected from being named


  3. Anonymous says:

    There are no side of earth that we are not having visitors coming from. I cant understand how Immigration are allowing some of them here. Some months ago there was a Mexican on the Island who was going from place to place asking people to rent him a room. He was telling them that he would give them the first month rent within a week. Before the week was up he was asking them to loan him enough money to buy lunch. As the kind and naive people that Caymanians can be he was given money and food. After the week was up he was telling all sorts of stories that he could not cash his cheque and all sort of stories. Apparently he went to the wrong person and we understand that he is no longer on Island.

    • Castor says:

      What a made up story to stir up resentment!

    • Anonymous says:

      I heard that someone felt funny in a bar and woke up in an ice bath with a note saying call 911 and they had had a kidney removed.  By the tooth fairy. 

    • anonymous says:

      Sounds like another furriner just got fleeced by another caymanian landlord and ended up leaving.

  4. sumbodi hep us "PLEASE" says:

    It just goes to show how vulnerable others think we are! O should I say, how vulnerable they realize we are. The saddest thing about all this is that we [the people] will now have to pay $50,000.00 a year to keep them in northward. I think they should be whipped  with a cow cod every day,  from the day they enter Northward until they are released. 


  5. Anonymous says:

    Since McKeeva wanted to make Cayman the Singapore of the Caribbean, I suggest we cane them. One lash for every dollar stolen.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Another outsider, bring in the fingure printing system & network it and let’s start protecting our island from outside bandits! Concern Caymanian

    • Anonymous says:

      It would be illegal for the police to have general access to fingerprint information held for immigration purposes.

    • Anonymous says:

      Unfortunately most of the burglaries are actually being committed by Caymanians. Very concerned Caymanian.

      • Anonymous says:

        And the Caymanians packing and shipping all the stolen goods to their homeland.  Let me have a big laugh.  Wow!!

    • Castor says:

      It's very obvious that you have a reading impairment. He was a visitor. Cruise ships, 1.2 million a year I think…… 1.2 million finger prints. Dear gawd, think about it.

      • Anonymous says:

        Not to mention the fact that it would take about 36 hours to unload and finger print everyone as they got offeach ship

    • anonymous says:

      Yep, let's turn the cruise ships away and stand on the beaches with lit torches and spears ready for any more of those foreigners bringing their modern witchcraft.