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Two Singaporeans charged with running fee scam on foreign jobseekers
TWO Singaporeans face a total of 442 charges for operating and using three sham companies to fraudulently collect fees from over 300 foreign jobseekers, when there were no actual jobs.
The two, 39-year-old Terry Tan-Soo I-Hse and 30-year-old Clarence Lim Jun Yao, were jointly charged by the Commercial Affairs Department of the Singapore Police Force and Ministry of Manpower (MOM), a media statement on Friday showed.
Tan-Soo and Lim submitted a total of 449 work pass applications to the MOM, of which 445 applications were rejected.
If convicted under Section 340(5) the Companies Act, the accused persons may be sentenced to imprisonment for up to seven years, or a fine of up to S$15,000, or both, per charge.
They have also been charged with false declaration offences under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.