SINGAPORE – A serial scammer who scammed 10 women out of more than $72,000, including a teenager looking for a sugar daddy, should spend nine years in prison with no hope of remission.
Tan Tip Huat, 49, was sentenced to remedial training on Friday (August 19).
Thirteen counts related to the remaining sum and other victims were considered in sentencing.
Remedial training is the prison regime for recidivists, even without regular one-third remission.
From 2013, Tan served seven years in correctional training for cheating on multiple women.
But less than a year after being released in 2020, Tan is back on track.
Between January and August last year, he targeted victims, including at least four young women.
According to court documents, Tan, who claimed to work in the financial industry and earn about $60,000 a month, posted on the online advertising website Locanto that he was looking for “sugar babies.” did.
He actually worked as a janitor and averaged less than $2,000 a month.
Among Tan’s victims were three 17-year-old boys who knew each other.
His first victim responded to his post on January 4th last year.
Tan claimed to be willing to sponsor $20,000 in art school tuition in exchange for sexual services.
They met at a hotel the next day and had unprotected sex.
Tan promised to give her the first $10,000, but said he needed a $400 loan first because he had no money at the time.
He never returned the loan or gave her any money.