3rd Malaysian con man jailed for 16 months

| 16/04/2014

(CNS): A 37-year-old man from Malaysia who pleaded guilty in to a credit card con in a George Town jewellery store was sentenced to 16 months in jail Wednesday. Tan Teck Kuan was the third man to be convicted in what prosecutors believe was an organized criminal enterprise using cloned credit cards. Kuan who was arrested along with Hew Senn Wann and Thanabalan Manogar after he was caught trying to buy expensive watches worth over $70,000 with a fraudulent card. It is suspected that the men were sent to Cayman to try and buy expensive luxury goods with the cloned cards by loan sharks in their own countries.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Finger printing machines are needed, one only have to watch Border Control UK or Australia to see the benefits.  These islands are awashed with criminals from all over the world and this machine would assist greatly.  We could share data with Interpol, Canada and the USA.

  2. Anonymous says:

    These names crack me up. Hew He Was or whatever.

    • Anonymous says:

      That makes you laugh?   Really?  That is what happens when you never venture off a tiny island.   Your comment hints at racism.   (from a guy that doesn't have an Anglo last name)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Bring in the Finger Printing System, it’s Almost a weekly headline (outsiders scamming & messing up cayman record)

    • Anonymous says:

      Because finger printing won't work (in this case).

      From the previous article, (linked to hin this one) "the men had no previous convictions". So even if by some amazing feat of technology there was a global convictions database that was instantly querriable they wouldn't have 'pinged'.

      • Anonymous says:

        What about the other hundreds of repeated criminals that have their prints in the Data bank of the countries they are from.

        We as Caymanians have a long way to catch up with the rest of the civilized world.

        • bollox says:

          I think Cayman is way ahead at having the fingerprints of hundreds of repeated criminals stored in a data bank.

      • Anonymous says:

        Once you have straight hair and white skin and say yes maam and yes sir, dont worry you will pass in Cayman.  It does not matter whether you are a suspected criminal or a suspected home wrecker you become incharge wth those qalifiatons.

        We need to pay more attention to those we least suspect.


    • Anonymous says:

      What you envisage would be illegal under the human rights obligations binding on Cayman.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is not government's priority.

      The bunch of pussies scared of what the foreigners will say and cetain nationality wont give them votes.

      What a bunch of immature leaders.