Jocelyn Kwek Sok Koon Instagram:A 24-year-old Singaporean man defrauded his parents and younger sister of more than $150,000 to give it to his girlfriend, a married woman who is 19 years older than him.
On Monday (June 7) Lai Sez Yin – now 28 – was sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to two charges of conspiracy to commit fraud and two counts of fraud, CNA reports.
On March 3, 2017, Lai and Quake planned to defraud Lai’s father of S$5,778, saying the money was needed to pay Lai’s school fees for the Singapore Institute of Management University (UNISIM).
Lai’s father transferred the money to Lai, which Lai withdrew the next day and gave some of the money to Quake.
On May 18, 2017,
Lai knew it was a lie, and after her sister gave her S$1,000, Lai gave that amount to Kwek.
On May 22, 2017, Kwek told Lai that he needed approximately S$8,000 to fund his business. The two conspired to defraud Lai’s mother, by lying that they needed a loan of S$8,000 to S$9,000 to buy the car.
Lai’s mother then gave him S$9,000 to buy the car, which Lai had falsely known. He then gave it to Kwek, who used it to fund his business.
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He was sentenced on Monday (June 7) to 15 months imprisonment, with five other charges being considered.
In July 2016, Lai met co-accused, Jocelyn Kwak Sok Koon, after he delivered a parcel to her home.
Kuwak, 19 years older than Lai, faces similar allegations and is fighting them.
Kwek, now 47, was selling the bags and exchanging contact information with Lai before starting a chat on WhatsApp.
The court heard that Kwek incorporated Lai’s delivery services to his business, which eventually led to a romantic relationship.
The prosecutor said that Lai was fully aware that Quake had two children.
However, he told his parents a false story about Kwek as he was uncomfortable revealing the truth about her.
Her parents knew her as Rachel Lam Shin Yee, a student at the National University of Singapore, the same age as Lai.
He spoke to her on the phone but never met her.
Kwek reportedly instructed Lai to defraud his parents and younger sister for a total amount of S$150,454.