Two charged with computer misuse

Two charged with computer misuse

As a dealer supervisor at Marina Bay Sands casino, Tan Guan Xi had allegedly tampered with the computer system to give membership points to two others between 2010 and 2012.

Yesterday, the 38-year-old and one of the duo who gained membership points were charged in court with 460 counts of computer misuse each.

Tan was employed by the casino where he is said to have knowingly caused an unauthorised modification to the contents of a server by keying in the details of Yap Kah Hsiang, causing membership points to accrue to Yap's membership account. He allegedly did this 346 times.

He allegedly keyed in the particulars of Tan Bee Heok, allowing the latter to gain membership points on 114 occasions.

Yap, 57, is said to have abetted Tan by instigating him to illegally modify the contents of the server on 460 occasions.

The alleged offences took place between September 2010 and May 2012.

Both men, who are believed to be friends, were not represented.

Yap asked for time to settle family problems before pleading guilty. Tan also indicated that he will plead guilty.

Bail of $30,000 each was set and their passports were impounded. The pair will be back in court on Oct 29. If convicted, they could be fined up to $10,000 and/or jailed for up to three years on each charge.

This article was first published on Oct 11, 2014.
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