Former tour guide Yang Yin, who was convicted in September 2016 of cheating a Singaporean widow of $1.1 million, has had his Singapore permanent resident status revoked since 1 November last year.
“Any permanent resident who has been convicted of an offence will have their PR status reviewed by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority. Yang Yin’s PR status was revoked on 1 November 2016,” the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) told The Straits Times in a report on Friday (17 Feb).
Yang, 42, was sentenced to six years’ in jail for criminal breach of trust. He was found guilty of cheating Chung Khin Chun, an 89-year-old widow later diagnosed with dementia.
Yang, a Chinese national, pleaded guilty to two CBT charges in August for misappropriating $500,000 and $600,000 from the widow, in 2010 and 2012, respectively.
The six year jail term came on top of the 26-month jail term he was handed on 29 September last year for falsification, immigration and cheating-related offences. This was backdated to 31 October 2014, when Yang was placed in remand.
Following Yang’s sentencing, Chung’s niece Hedy Mok told the media that the jail term Yang received was “too lenient”.
“He stole not only money, he stole all her jewellery and took away her dignity… I think justice hasn’t really done very well,” Mok said on 30 September last year.
The prosecution have appealed the sentence, as they believe that Yang deserve a 10 to 12 year jail term.
Yang has also been sued by Mok for allegedly manipulating her aunt into handing over some $40 million worth of her assets. The civil case is ongoing.