Jail for recruiter who illegally redeemed 397 free Temasek Foundation face mask kits from vending machines

Jail for recruiter who illegally redeemed 397 free Temasek Foundation face mask kits from vending machines

17/1/2022 10:29:00 AM

Jail for recruiter who illegally redeemed 397 free Temasek Foundation face mask kits from vending machines

SINGAPORE — While working as a recruiter, Chua Sah May used multiple identification numbers of foreign employees to illegally redeem nearly 400 free face masks given out by Temasek Foundation to help combat the spread of Covid-19.

SINGAPORE — While working as a recruiter, Chua Sah May used multiple identification numbers of foreign employees to illegally redeem nearly 400 free face mask kits given out by Temasek Foundation to help combat the spread of Covid-19.Chua, 48, was sentenced to seven months’ jail on Monday (Jan 17). The Singaporean pleaded guilty in a district court to a single cheating charge.

Each resident was entitled to a pack of masks and could make the redemption by keying in their identity number at designated vending machines located across the island during two distribution exercises in June and September 2020.The court heard that Chua was outsourced by her company to chemicals companies Clariant Singapore and Archroma Singapore at the time. Court documents however did not state the name of her employer.

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LinkedIn SINGAPORE — While working as a recruiter, Chua Sah May used multiple identification numbers of foreign employees to illegally redeem nearly 400 free face mask kits given out by Temasek Foundation to help combat the spread of Covid-19. Chua, 48, was sentenced to seven months’ jail on Monday (Jan 17). The Singaporean pleaded guilty in a district court to a single cheating charge. Each resident was entitled to a pack of masks and could make the redemption by keying in their identity number at designated vending machines located across the island during two distribution exercises in June and September 2020. The court heard that Chua was outsourced by her company to chemicals companies Clariant Singapore and Archroma Singapore at the time. Court documents however did not state the name of her employer. She was given the foreign identification numbers (FIN) of their foreign employees so she could handle their payroll and work pass applications, storing the information in her hard drive. She then decided to use the FINs, particularly those of employees whom she believed had either left Singapore or could not enter due to Covid-19 restrictions, to illegally redeem the masks for her own use. She copied the FINs on a piece of paper and took it to Yio Chu Kang Community Club, collecting at least 397 mask kits valued at about S$3,100. Her actions were captured on closed-circuit television footage. After she was arrested, she surrendered 454 mask kits from her home to the police. Temasek Foundation could not accept them due to hygiene reasons, the court further heard. Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Louis Ngia sought at least seven months’ jail, noting that the masks Chua took could have lasted her more than 66 years. Temasek Foundation had estimated that a pair could last up to two months. “While the offence was admittedly not sophisticated, the offence was persistently carried out across two mask distribution initiatives. It could not be said that the accused had acted out of impulse,” the prosecutor added. Chua’s lawyer Ramesh Tiwary said in mitigation that his client had “truly learned” her lesson, and that spending one night in prison lockup had “really driven home the point that she cannot behave in the way she did”. Those convicted of cheating can be jailed for up to 10 years and fined. Several other individuals have been prosecuted in recent months for unlawfully redeeming Temasek Foundation face masks from vending machines, including