Six Sri Lankans jailed in Singapore for credit card fraud

SINGAPORE, Nov 24, 2006 (AFP) – Six Sri Lankan men were handed jail terms of up to 11 years in Singapore for stealing money from automated cash machines using cloned credit cards, court officials said Friday.

The Sri Lankans, who were residents in London and were in Singapore on social visit passes, swiped the money over a four-day period before they were caught by an ATM technician, the Straits Times reported.

The six were sentenced Thursday in the Subordinate Court after they were arrested in May with more than 350,000 Singapore dollars (225,806 US) of stolen money in their possession.

They received jail terms ranging from 5-1/2 to 10-1/2 years.