Singapore croupier jailed for stuffing stolen chips in socks

Published: 16th September 2011

Singapore croupier jailed for stuffing stolen chips in socks
A croupier from Singapore has been sacked and jailed following an audacious attempt to steal money from his casino employers.

Twenty-six-year-old Joseph Tan Shi Yi stuffed chips from the Marina Bay Sands casino into his socks on three occasions this year, reports the Straits Times.

The chips totalling $5,000 (£2,553) were squirreled away in the then croupier's legwear between April and August, but most of the money was spent on gambling.

But this is not the only bizarre use of socks to have cropped up internationally this summer.

Just last month, a smuggler was stopped at LAX Airport in Los Angeles, after attempting to smuggle rare birds past customs.

Unusually, US Fish and Wildlife officers found the two exotic birds stuffed into socks and taped to the woman, who was bound for China.

"It was just one of those weird things that happens at our checkpoints," noted Transport Security Administration spokesperson at LAX, Nico Melendez.

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