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21 Y.O GANG MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO $12.8M OCBC PHISHING SCAM CASE

21-year-old Leong Jun Xian is linked to the OCBC phishing scam cases that cause many victims to lose a substantial amount of money totalling $12.8million.

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Leong pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts of dealing with the benefits of criminal conduct and two counts of rioting.

Apart from Leong, there were 6 others who were part of the scam

  • 19-year-old Brayden Cheng Ming Yan
  • 20-year-old Jovan Soh Jun Yan
  • 20-year-old Muhammad Khairuddin Eskandariah
  • 21-year-old Lim Kai Ze

Two more accomplices cannot be named as they are below the age of 18.

Leong will be back in court in June for his sentencing.

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For dealing with the benefits of criminal conduct Leong can be jailed up to 10 years and fined up to $500,000

Anyone found guilty of rioting can be jailed for up to 7 years and caned.

Rioting

Leong who is a member of a gang gathered with 8 other gang members in November 2020 and fought another four people at Chinatown, Oriental Plaza.

According to Straits Times, The fight started because of staring. One of the gang members in Leong’s group belonged to Sio Kun Tong “18” and stared at another boy which triggered the fight.

Public advisory

SPF has also advised the public to remain vigilant at all times and not to let third parties use their own bank accounts or phone lines as they will also be implicated into the crime should their bank accounts or lines be used in criminal activities.

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They also said that all efforts will be expended by the SPF to establish the identities of anyone involved in scamming others and once they are caught, they will be dealt with firmly and lawfully.

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