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Former M1 Employee to be Canned for Selling Customer Details

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A customer service employee who used to work for Singapore's MobileOne (M1) has been convicted of accepting bribes to sell M1 customer account details, and bribing an employee at a rival network for their customer details.

Tay Kunhong, 33 was sentenced to 17 months in jail, a SG$90,000 fine, and Singapore's signature punishment, three strokes of the cane.

Tay Kunhong took bribes from a loanshark to hand over details of M1 customers, but also himself then bribed a friend working at Singtel to hand over details of customers considering closing their account there.

Tay faced a total of 269 charges, and pleaded guilty to 8 of them.

He was reported to have taken the action in order to pay back a loan shark he had taken a debt from.

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