October 20, 2021
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Man charged after 13 scam victims allegedly transferred over $430k into his bank account, Courts & Crime News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – A man appeared in a district court on Thursday (Sept 23) to face charges after 13 scam victims were allegedly duped into transferring cash totalling more than $430,000 into his bank account.

Tan Zhixian, 39, is now accused of one count each of dealing with the benefits of criminal conduct and providing unlicensed cross-border money transfer payment services.

Police said in a statement on Wednesday evening that between Aug 28 and Nov 24 last year, officers received reports from the 13 scam victims who had allegedly transferred the monies into the Singaporean’s bank account.

According to the police, Tan later claimed that a man known only as Aloysius had instructed him to transfer about $450,000, which included monies obtained from the scam, into another bank account.

The cash was then transferred to a third bank account overseas. Police did not disclose details about…

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