Singapore — A woman used a stolen credit card to buy Rolex watches and pay for her own massive debts.
Last year, Alina Shu Lin (37) was tasked by a man, unidentified by court documents, to use his MasterCard Premier credit card to buy his luggage.
Instead, Lin went to Club Armani V6 Disco and used the credit card to pay her outstanding bill worth S$123,900 according to a report by Today.
A few months later, Lin bought eight Rolex watches from Emperor Watch and Jewellery along Orchard Road.
She told the staff at the shop that she was ordering the watches for a third party who was a known customer of the store. Lin was then able to pay for the watches using the credit card.
The eight Rolex watches amounted to S$398,071. Lin sold the watches at different pawn shops for S$245,500.
From June to August 2018, Lin was able to trick her boss at Royal Insignia into giving her S$249,200. She convinced the managing director that a customer needed a loan in order to pay for the items.
Lin stole an estimated total of S$770,000 over the past year. She has admitted to using the money to pay her own personal debts and expenses.
Officers recovered the stolen watches, but Lin has not repaid the pawn shops.
She is also yet to make restitution for the stolen credit card transactions and the money from her employer.
Lin pleaded guilty to five counts of cheating. On Monday (Sept 9), she was sentenced to three years and nine months jail. -/TISG
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