Thursday, April 21, 2011

Towards Lesser Crime In JB (3)

Number Plates And Stolen Cars

An Unusual Kind Of Theft In Johor Jaya
by Goh Siew Mei

Losing a car registration number plates is puzzling and at the same time causes the victim to worry.
This was expressed by Huan Wai Fong, 42, who found her Proton Waja car registration number plates missing after her day long work in her office in Taman Johor Jaya on April 10.
She said she parked her car bearing car registration number JGV 2859 in front of her office and was working all day long without realizing what has happened to her car.
She added that the whole incident was recorded by her office CCTV system which showed two men in a taxi parked beside her car and stole the front and rear registration number plates.
“I am puzzled with this rather unusual theft but at the same I am also concerned that the culprits will misuse it for criminal intent”, Huan commented.
She then lodged a report with the Taman Johor Jaya police station and urged the police to investigate the incident.

Source: KomunitiKini - Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Someone's Using My Number Plate, Says Manager

JOHOR BARU: A 53-year-old sales manager here is crying foul that his car registration number has been used by someone else to commit traffic offences, resulting in seven summonses against him within two months.
"Someone is using the same car plate number as my Naza Citra," an angry Tan Kwee Huat (pic) claimed, saying he first got wind of the matter when he received a traffic summons on June 3.
"I checked my work schedule and realised that I was not in the area where the offence took place," he told a press conference at the office of Senator Khoo Soo Seang here.
After a second summons, this time from the Johor Baru city council, he went to a car park company in Permas Jaya to report the matter and verify pictures that accompanied the summons.
To his shock, he found that the car in the pictures was of the same colour and make as his own, with an identical number plate.
The difference, he said, was that his car had five stickers on the windshield.
Tan has lodged a police report at the Taman Perling police station.
State internal security, public order and traffic chief Supt T. Raveendran advised those who encounted such problems to report the matter as soon as possible.
"If they see the culprits having the same car plate numbers then they should call the police hotline at 07-221 2999.

Source: The Star - Friday, November 12, 2010


IN THE first case of its kind, a businessman was jailed 10 months for conspiring with a croupier to cheat a casino of $31,500.

A district court heard yesterday that Tan Tiong Loon (right), 32, met Keith Yong Kee-Hwei, 24, of Marina Bay Sands, and promised the younger man a share of his winnings if the croupier would work with him.

At about 4.30am on Oct 7 last year, Yong used his hand to stop the Money Wheel from spinning to help Tan win $18,000 from his bet of $400. A casino patron saw it and blew the whistle on them.

Minutes earlier, Yong had done the same thing so that Tan, the only player at the Money Wheel table then, made $13,500 from a $300 bet. The pair were arrested days later, after Yong was handed $11,500 as his cut.

The duo were said to have also cheated the casino of unspecified amounts on two other occasions. Those charges were among 20 others for unrelated offences, which were taken into consideration by the judge for sentencing.

Yong’s case will come up later this month.

Tan committed the casino offences while on bail for exporting stolen cars to Brunei. For his dealings with 15 stolen cars between January and March last year, he was jailed a further three years and eight months, and barred from driving for three years.

Investigations revealed that he paid Ho Wei Siang, 29, $1,000 a month to set up and run Reliance Car Export firm in 2008. In December 2009, the pair started dealing in Toyota and Honda cars stolen in Malaysia.

They bought these cars and got them fitted with fake Singapore licence plates at a workshop in Johor Baru. The cars were driven here and exported to Brunei.

The scam came to light when a Malaysian saw his stolen Honda Accord, complete with fake plates, in a carpark here.
He then went to the police. When a tow truck was seen taking the car to the export processing zone in Tuas, the police closed in and arrested the duo.

Ho has been jailed a year for his role. For dealing in stolen property, Tan could have been jailed up to five years and fined. He could also have been jailed up to seven years and fined up to $10,000 for cheating.

Source: The CourtRoom.Stomp - March 8, 2011

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