Facing mounting debt, a former relationship manager with the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited Bank (HSBC) came up with a fake fixed deposit plan to cheat her relatives and their friends. Between 2003 and 2015, Emeline Tang Wei Leng, 40, cheated five victims – four of whom were elderly – of over $5 million. Tang pleaded guilty to 34 charges of cheating, forgery and transferring benefits of criminal conduct on Friday (1 June) in the State Courts.
Angered that his girlfriend had broken up with him, the man harassed her repeatedly with messages and phone calls. He also entered her home and stole items, as well as threatened to post compromising photos of her online.
The Singapore Police Force gave the media a behind-the-scenes look at some of the challenges involved in arresting people. To better help the public understand the challenges that may arise when arresting a person, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) invited members of the media to attend a special demonstration session at the Home Team Academy on 16 May, during which they were taught the basic techniques employed during an arrest. Non-compliant subjects can exhibit passive resistance, active resistance or outright violence, Superintendent Raymond Lo, commanding officer of the Frontline Policing Training Centre told the media during the event.
A man who allegedly set the door of a HDB unit on fire in an act of loanshark harassment was brought back to the scene of the crime at Sengkang West on Friday (25 May).
A doctor accused of raping a 23-year-old woman during a medical examination disputed a police investigating officer’s account of what happened on the day the police came to his home.
He was fully naked in his living room and left his front door wide open while watching television when a female neighbour came over to tell him to lower the volume of his television set.
A 24-year-old man who was on trial for molesting a teenage girl aboard a public bus also molested another woman while he was out on bail. On 11 January this year, Ng saw a woman sitting on an aisle seat in a public bus. Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Adrianni Marhain sought a jail term of at least eight months on each charge.
Observing that the woman seated next to him on the train was drifting in and out sleep, the man poked her left breast with his finger.
More people in Singapore are interested in learning self-defence techniques especially if they frequently travel on their own or study overseas.
A Briton who picked a fight with a fellow commuter during rush hour at Raffles Place MRT station and ended up fracturing the latter’s nose, was sentenced to four weeks’ jail by the State Courts on Tuesday (8 May). Former recruitment consultant Benjamin John Holman, 34, had earlier pleaded guilty to one count of voluntarily causing hurt to Jason Ow Zhi Min, 30. Later that night, Holman was waiting on the platform at Raffles Place MRT station when Ow unintentionally bumped into him.
A man who abused a two-year-old after consuming drugs was sentenced to 10 years and nine months' jail along with eight strokes of the cane by the State Courts on Tuesday (8 May).
After the man was arrested, he told investigators that he committed the offences as he could not control his sexual urges. The woman’s daughters regarded him as their step-father even though he and the woman were not married.
A 26-year-old man was charged in court on Monday (7 May) for jumping onto a private-hire car outside popular nightlife spot St James Power Station over the weekend. Chee Chu Siong was arrested for committing a rash act after police received a complaint at about 3am on Saturday about a man who ran towards a moving car and jumped onto the car bonnet. Chee, who was in police custody, is currently out on $5,000 bail.
A dentist pleaded guilty on Friday (4 May) to receiving over $400,000 in Medisave disbursements to his company by submitting false claims on behalf of patients under the Central Provident Fund scheme. Ang Kiam Hau Steven, 43, was convicted in the State Courts of 30 charges of cheating and dishonestly inducing a delivery of property in 2011 and 2013. The court heard that Ang joined The Smile Division Dental Group (TSD) as a dentist in 2007 and he later set up a company in 2011.
An unlicensed travel agent who took more than $90,000 from her customers was sentenced to 23 months’ jail in the State Courts on Thursday (3 May). Between 2014 and 2016, Rohani represented herself as a freelance travel agent to various people and helped buy air tickets on their behalf. When Rohani began facing financial difficulties, she used money sent to her by her customers to pay for her personal expenses without buying air tickets for them.
A man who admitted to fatally stabbing his former girlfriend did not suffer from any mental disorders at the time of the attack, said a psychiatrist in the High Court on Wednesday (2 May).
He was pulled over by a traffic police officer along an expressway for inconsiderate driving. But he resisted arrest and hit the officer on the head when the latter found out that he was being investigated for other offences.
A man who sexually harassed and slapped an American on an MRT train last year said in the State Courts on Friday (27 April) that he hoped to apologise to the victim in person and deal with his drinking issues.
He used diesel to amend the numbers and words on his pay cheques and managed to cash out $15,300 more than what was due to him.
A man who abused a toddler while giving her a bath injured the child’s genitals so badly that her entire diaper was soaked in blood.
A 15-year-old has been identified by the police for his suspected role in knocking down a 65-year-old woman with an e-scooter at Ang Mo Kio Ave 5.
A 20-year-old man was sentenced to 16 years' jail and given 15 strokes of the cane at the High Court on Monday (23 April) for committing sexual offences against 10 underaged girls.
A 21-year-old man was sentenced to 13 years’ jail and 12 strokes of the cane on Monday (23 April) for raping a 12-year-old girl and causing her to contract a sexually transmitted disease.
Pang Yeow Biah, pleaded guilty in the State Courts to 10 charges of fraudulently obtaining $8,302.05 in GST tourist refunds. A former Singapore Customs officer was sentenced on Friday (20 April) to 15 months and four weeks of jail and a penalty of $24,906.15 for fraudulently obtaining Goods and Service Tax (GST) tourist refunds. Pang Yeow Biah, 61, pleaded guilty in the State Courts to 10 charges of fraudulently obtaining $8,302.05 in GST tourist refunds.
Gan Thean Soo admitted causing harassment and causing hurt. A 71-year-old Singaporean man caught in a viral video harassing and slapping another man on the MRT last year has pleaded guilty to two charges brought against him. In the State Courts on Friday (20 April), Gan Thean Soo admitted to one charge of causing harassment and one charge of causing hurt.