A Chinese dealer who stole $77,000 in casino chips from Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore has been jailed for nine months and six weeks, local media reports.
Ding Zhipeng was also fined $12,000. He will have to serve an additional three weeks in jail should he be unable to pay the fine. Ding had earlier admitted to one count of criminal breach of trust, one of possessing the casino chips outside of RWS and one count of converting benefits from criminal conduct. Another 13 counts of a similar nature were taken into consideration for his sentencing, the reports said.
Ding began stealing chips last year and spent the proceeds on luxury items after asking a friend to cash the chips. He was caught by a casino security officer who called the police.
Singapore police have busted at least two illegal gambling operations in the past week, while across Asia authorities have moved to stamp out illicit activities, from raids on premier league matches in India, to illegal number forecasting in Malaysia.