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Casino crimes: 8 arrested

One stole a mobile phone after losing all his money, others tried to avoid paying the $100 levy. Find out what offenses were committed during the first three days of the casino's opening. -AsiaOne

Thu, Feb 18, 2010

Indonesian tourist stole mobile phone after losing money at casino

After gambling and losing the $1000 he had brought to the Resorts World Sentosa casino, an Indonesian tourist resorted to theft.

49-year old Paulus Djohar has been sentenced to 4 weeks' jail for the attempted theft of a $500 cellphone.

He followed 18-year old student Lim Tse Min from behind at Changi Airport and took the phone from her backpack.

He was caught red-handed by pre-school teacher Ng Ming Zhu, who immediately alerted the victim.

The two confronted Djohar and made a police report.

He could have been jailed up to three years and/or fined for theft.


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Underaged foreigner used friend's passport to enter casino

A foreigner attempted to use a friend's passport to get into the casino.

The 18-year-old Mongolian student tried using a passport belonging to his 45-year-old friend's son to gain entry.

The minimum age for entry is 21.

The two Mongolians were detained by casino staff and arrested on Monday.

Investigations are ongoing.


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Arrested for avoiding levy

Five people were arrested for dodging the $100 levy.

The five, who are Singaporeans or permanent residents, were arrested on Sunday.

They could be fined up to $1,000 for the offence.

The day levy is $100 while the annual levy is $2,000.

Investigations are ongoing.

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