Cheah Siew Im was sentenced to 51 months in prison for identity theft on October 4. Photo: Alexandria Sheriff’s Office

Malaysia-born con artist goes on ‘one-woman crime spree’ in US, stealing identities and fortunes

  • Cheah Siew Im told victims she was Lee Kuan Yew’s granddaughter and a close friend of Obama, getting them to invest in sports teams and Nigerian oil
  • Over two decades, Cheah took on personas of her roommates and nail technicians, then used those identities to conduct scams from Virginia to California
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Cheah Siew Im was sentenced to 51 months in prison for identity theft on October 4. Photo: Alexandria Sheriff’s Office
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Scores of Chinese nationals staged a demonstration outside their embassy in Malaysia claiming they had lost their life savings to a local investment company. Photo: Irene Andy/Facebook

Chinese in Malaysia told not to protest amid ‘investment scam’ anger

  • Embassy warns its nationals that street demonstrations are illegal after scores reportedly staged a protest outside the building over losses from an online pyramid scheme
  • A local Chinese-language newspaper says a demonstrator claimed three million Chinese nationals are victims of the scam
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Scores of Chinese nationals staged a demonstration outside their embassy in Malaysia claiming they had lost their life savings to a local investment company. Photo: Irene Andy/Facebook
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