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Man Arrested For Series Of Upgrading Courses And Employment Scams

The Police have arrested a 56-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a series of scams. Between 1 November 2023 and 14 February 2024, 36 foreign nationals were cheated of a total of $56,710. 

On 14 February 2024, the Police received a report where a man had collected course fees from his co-workers allegedly on behalf of his company, with the promise to send the workers for courses to upgrade themselves. However, the man did not enroll these workers for any courses despite collecting the money. In a separate report, the man had also allegedly made a promise to another co-worker that he would help to find a job for the latter’s relative on condition of a fee. However, after the payment was made to him, he did not do as promised. 

Through follow-up investigations, officers from Clementi Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him within the same day. 

The man will be charged in court on 16 February 2024 for the offence of Cheating under Section 420 of the Penal Code 1871. The offence carries an imprisonment term of up to 10 years, and a fine.




15 February 2024 @ 10:50 PM
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