Chinese fraudsters sentenced to nine-month imprisonment

September 23, 2016
File These cloned banking cards along with equipment used in the commission of crimes were seized by the police in Portmore, St Catherine in 2012.

Three Chinese men who were in July held with more than 400 credit cards and skimming devices were yesterday sentenced to nine months in prison.

Jianping Zhong, Fulin Zhong and Shanghai Guo, had pleaded guilty to possession of criminal property and possession of data devices, all breaches of the Cybercrimes Act. They were each sentenced to nine months in prison for each of the offences.

Parish Judge Simone Wolfe Reece, who handed down the sentence in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court, also indicated that she will recommend that the men be deported at the end of their sentence.

Wolfe Reece also imposed a fine of $250,000 or six months in prison for the offence of possession of criminal property.

The sentences will run concurrently and so the men will only be in prison for nine months.

They were arrested in July after they were found in possession of cash, bank cards and electronic skimming devices at a shopping mall in St Andrew.

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