SINGAPORE: Former tour guide Yang Yin, who embezzled S$1.1million from a wealthy Singaporean widow, has been deported from Singapore after serving his prison sentence.
The Chinese national was deported on June 9, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) announced on Friday (June 10) in response to questions from the ANC.
He is also barred from returning to Singapore, the ICA added.
In September 2016, Yang, then 42, was sentenced to six years in prison for deceiving Madame Chung Khin Chun, who was 89 that year, into giving her control of her property. The prison sentence was later increased to nine years after an appeal by the Attorney General’s Office.
The couple met in 2006 and Yang acted as a tour guide in China two years later.
Yang moved to Singapore in 2009 to live with Mdm Chung when her husband died.
In 2010, the childless widow had made a will leaving all her property to him. When she was diagnosed with dementia in 2014, her niece sued Yang.
Court documents during the trial showed that at the start of 2010, Mdm Chung had S$2.7 million in cash.
In August 2014, shortly before Yang’s arrest, the elderly widow’s bank account contained less than S$10,000.
Yang was also convicted of deceiving authorities into granting him permanent residency by setting up a front company, falsifying hundreds of receipts, and paying small amounts of tax.
In addition to a 26 month sentence for fraud, Yang had to serve 11 years and two months in prison. He had been in pretrial detention since October 31, 2014 and had served approximately two-thirds of his sentence.
On Friday, the CIA said his PR status was revoked on November 1, 2016.