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Singapore jails Chinese national 3 months, for selling fake Taylor Swift tickets, helping trio gatecrash concert

A man who cheated three people by selling them fake Taylor Swift concert tickets and later helped them gatecrash the concert was sentenced to three months’ jail.

Yang Chenguang, a 29-year-old Chinese national, pleaded guilty on Thursday to one charge of cheating and one charge of criminal trespass.

He entered Singapore on March 1 on a social visit pass and did not bring luggage, wearing the same set of clothing throughout his time here.

Yang took part in a scheme to help three people tailgate a concertgoer into the venue with accomplice Li Xiaowei, who was sentenced to six weeks’ jail last week over the same incident.

On March 1, three travellers, Shangguan Linmo, Hu Zhijun and Yang Junhao departed from Wuhan, China to Penang, Malaysia for a holiday.

On a connecting flight, Shangguan was approached by an unknown person who asked if she would be interested in buying Singapore Eras Tours VIP tickets at 4,000 yuan each (about US$550) each.

The unknown person shared his WeChat contact and that of Yang to Shangguan once she said she was interested.

He said that he knew a contact in Singapore who would help her procure three free-seating VIP tickets, and that this person would provide the group with spare tickets if they could not enter with the tickets he sold her.

Two days later, Yang was contacted by an unknown person known as “Boss”, who provided him with Shangguan’s WeChat contact and said that she would contact him.

On March 4, the trio boarded a flight from Penang to Singapore, planning to attend the Eras Tour concert that evening, which was the third night of the American singer-songwriter’s sold-out concerts here.

At about 4:54pm, Shangguan contacted Yang to say she was reaching the venue. He sent her a screenshot of the