In a recent case, a 24-year-old Indian national who was out on bail for swindling numerous students in a rental scam has been sentenced to jail for attempting to escape Singapore. The young man attempted to use his roommate’s passport to leave the country, thereby adding a serious charge of identity fraud to his list of offences.
Rent Scam Background
The Indian man had been previously involved in a scam where he tricked students into renting non-existent properties. After being apprehended for his fraudulent activities, he was released on bail while the investigation was ongoing. However, he showed no signs of mending his ways.
While out on bail, he decided to flee Singapore in a bid to avoid legal consequences. To do so, he attempted to use his roommate’s passport. His plan was thwarted when immigration officers noticed discrepancies between the man and the details on the passport he was using, leading to his capture.
The court sentenced him to jail time, taking into consideration his previous fraudulent activities and his attempt to leave the country unlawfully. His actions not only showed a complete disregard for the law, but also an intention to evade the due course of justice.
- A 24-year-old Indian national in Singapore was sentenced to jail after attempting to flee the country using his roommate’s passport.
- The individual was out on bail for a rental scam involving numerous students.
- His attempted escape was foiled by immigration officers, leading to further legal consequences.
- This case serves as a stark reminder of the strict legal system in Singapore and the severe penalties for fraudulent activities and attempts to evade justice.