Man who fled to Malaysia for 21 years over forgery charges pleads guilty

Man who fled to Malaysia for 21 years over forgery charges pleads guilty

Yahoo Singapore·2018-01-10 19:50

After being on the run for more than two decades over multiple forgery charges, he gave himself up as he wanted to return home to take care of his cancer-stricken father.

Now 46, Tan Say Wee, who fathered two daughters while he was a fugitive in Malaysia, was arrested by Singapore authorities upon his return last August.

On Wednesday (10 January), Tan pleaded guilty to four counts of forgery for the purpose of cheating and four counts of abetting the same offences.

Tan was 24 years old when he forged documents for the purpose of cheating several financial institutions and the Inland Revenue of Authority (Iras). He followed the instructions of a friend, William Chiah Wee Ming, who suggested that they applied for credit cards with the particulars of those they managed to obtain. Chiah is still at large.

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