17 year old Yap Siew Ting now accused of extorting $150,000 from NTU student Ng Yong Cheng in internet love scam
Posted by temasektimes on March 14, 2012
17 year old Yap Siew Ting, who made the headlines last week after being charged for extorting money from a 22 year old NTU student Ng Yong Cheng, is now accused of extorting a shocking $150,000 from him together with her boyfriend Alexander Soh Zhi Ren.
The duo has been remanded at Ang Mo Kio police station for almost a month to assist in the police investigations.
Yap allegedly stripped in front of a webcam to entice unsuspecting men to do so as well, one of whom is Ng Yong Cheng, the son of a medical doctor who was extorted a total of $97,000 as reported initially over a period of nine months under the threat that the footage of his naked body would be circulated online if he did not pay up.
Besides Ng, five other men have come forward to accuse Yap of using the same trick to trick them into stripping naked unsuspectingly in front of a webcam. Yap would strip herself first to seduce the men into doing so and then used the footage to extort them into paying her.
The figure has been increased to $150,000 in an amended charge tendered by the prosecution on Wednesday.
According to media reports, Yap was born to a single mother from Indonesia and lived with her in a 3-room flat in Marsiling. Yap and her boyfriend are currently unemployed. If convicted, they could be jailed up to seven years and caned. However, as Yap is still a juvenile, the judge may consider probation for her.