Probation report called for SG youth who cheated Microsoft of laptops worth S$193K


The youth pleaded guilty on Feb 22 to one charge of conspiring to cheat Microsoft and three counts of acquiring property that were benefits from criminal conduct. — AP

SINGAPORE: He was just 16, when a Singaporean cheated tech company Microsoft Corporation into sending him 56 laptops worth around S$193,000 (RM599,105) by submitting false warranty claims.

He had conspired with an American to run the scheme of buying the serial numbers of laptops with valid warranties from online forums and using them to submit claims for faulty devices.

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