SINGAPORE: The teenage girl who was involved in an Internet love scam has been sentenced to two years of supervised probation.
17—year—old Yap Siew Ting was found guilty of extorting money through nude online video chats.
She has been ordered by the court to serve 130 hours of community service. Her mother also has to post a bond of S$5,000 to ensure her good behaviour.
Yap extorted S$150,000 from a 22—year—old man and attempted to extort S$10,000 from a 24—year—old man. She threatened to upload their nude videos if they did not pay up.
The 22—year—old victim made 89 fund transfers amounting to S$97,350.
Yap was charged along with her boyfriend, 21—year—old Soh Zhi Ren Alexander, earlier this year for the online extortion scam.
Yap engaged her victims in online chats and made them strip in front of a webcam. Her boyfriend recorded them undressing. The duo then threatened to upload nude videos of their victims onto the internet if they refused to pay them.
They were arrested on February 28 this year.
Soh’s case is still pending.
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