Crime Briefs: Bank Card Fraud, Police Made Up Testimony ({{commentsTotal}})


Two Malaysian citizens are in court for allegedly using fraudulent bank cards to buy expensive goods in Tallinn this summer.

Last June 4 and 5, Chin Chen Wong (30) and Ken Gib Tai (27) allegedly used the cards to pay for a 15,000-euro Vertu mobile phone, as well as for expensive wristwatches and shoes, and hotel and taxi bills.

Police detained the defendants in a Tallinn hotel on June 6.

Not all attempts to use the cards were successful, but the ones that were ended up on American Express's tab, North District Prosecutor spokesman Arno Põder told


The Supreme Court decided not to hear an appeal from a former senior police official who was found guilty of falsifying a traffic infringer's testimony.

The official, Eili Mesipuu (54), was fined 2,600 euros for adding a sentence to the testimony of a driver who was pulled over for talking on a mobile phone, reported

The driver later turned to the authorities and an investigation was launched.

Mesipuu was let go over the scandal. The former officer denies wrongdoing.

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