Four salesmen from Sim Lim shop jailed

Four salesmen from Sim Lim shop jailed
(From left) Koh Guan Seng, Kam Kok Keong, Lim Hong Ching and Kelvin Lim Zhi Wei admitted to conspiring to cheat customers. Their alleged accomplice, Jover Chew Chiew Loon, owner of the now-defunct shop, will have his case mentioned on Oct 28.
PHOTO: The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Four men who worked at an electronics shop in Sim Lim Square have been handed jail terms ranging from four to fourteen months.

The four men were found guilty of conspiring to cheat customers at a shop called Mobile Air, which is no longer in operation.

According to local news reports, Koh Guan Seng was given the longest jail term of 14 months, while Kam Kok Keong was sentenced to 11 months' jail.

The other two men, Lim Hong Ching and Kelvin Lim Zhi Wei were each sentenced to six months and four months in prison respectively. A case against their former boss Jover Chew Chiew Loon is ongoing.

It was previously reported that prosecutors accused Chew of being the mastermind of scams on customers at his shop.

Chew's controversial tactics first came under the spotlight after employees at his shop refunded a customer $1,010 in coins.

Late last year, a video of a Vietnamese tourist begging for a refund at the shop was shared online and went viral.

Chew's case continues on October 28.

ljessica@sph.com.sg

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