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Gambler's card lands him in jail

7 January 2009

SYDNEY, Australia -- As reported by The Daily Telegraph: "He came to Australia with one purpose - to gamble his way through Christmas.

"But in two days, Malaysian holidaymaker Hoo Foo Lim was in jail after becoming an inadvertent 'mule' for an elaborate credit card fraud syndicate.

"Yesterday Lim, 62, a retired building site manager, was jailed for six months after being found guilty of 12 fraud charges.

"He admitted knowing it was wrong to use fake credit cards to buy $3000 in gift vouchers ...in Castle Towers Shopping Centre, but said he was targeted by a fraudster outside Star City Casino minutes after losing $3000 - his entire holiday budget - in one gambling session..."

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