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Mother, son fined for offences
By Elena Chong
A MAN who took his mother's driving licence to enter the Resorts World Sentosa casino was fined $2,500 on Monday on two charges.
Tourist guide Chan Yao Xiang, 29, admitted to posing as his mother, Pea Lay Eng, by scanning the barcode of her driving licence to get in, as well as entering the casino without paying the $100 levy on May 17.
Pea, 52, who has a annual membership at RWS, was convicted of helping her son to cheat by personation by suggesting that he use her driving licence to enter without paying the entry levy. She was fined $2,000.
A district court heard that when Chan tried to leave the casino 40 minutes later, he scanned the barcode of his identity card but was not allowed to leave.
A security officer conducted a check and found that he had used his mother's driving licence to enter the casino.
Both could have been jailed for up to five years and/or fined for cheating by personation. Chan could have been fined up to $1,000 for entering the casino premises without paying the levy.