Singapore teen first to be sentenced for wireless piggybacking

January 16, 2007 – 10:50PM

A Singapore teen has became the first in the city-state to be sentenced for piggybacking on someone else’s wireless Internet connection.

Garyl Tan Jia Luo, 17, could have been sentenced to jail but District Judge Bala Reddy said the youth would instead serve 18 months’ probation — including a stint in a boys’ home — unless he was called up for compulsory military national service.

“This is the first case of this nature,” Tan’s lawyer, Sam Koh, told reporters after the sentence was passed. to continue…

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Lived in Singapore for 6 wonderful years and has been blogging since 2003, under various names but always on Singaporean issues.

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