Recruiter used foreign workers’ data to redeem enough masks to last 66 years

Recruiter used foreign workers’ data to redeem enough masks to last 66 years

17/1/2022 9:59:00 AM

Recruiter used foreign workers’ data to redeem enough masks to last 66 years

A recruiter who handled payrolls used the identification numbers of foreign workers to redeem so many masks that she could use them for more than 66 years.

On 25 June 2020 and 10 September 2020, Temasek Foundation announced each of its two rounds of distributing “MaskSafe DET30TM” reusable face mask kits. Every Singapore resident was entitled to collect one free Temasek mask kit, which contained two reusable face masks. The foundation dispensed the mask kits via vending machines set up islandwide. Each resident had to key in an NRIC or a Foreign Identification Number (FIN) to redeem the mask kits.

Chua worked as a recruiter who was outsourced to Clariant Singapore and Archroma Singapore to handle the two firms’ payrolls or work pass matters. She would have access to foreign employees’ FINs, which she would store in her hard drive.In June 2020 and September 2020, during each of Temasek Foundation’s mask distribution rounds, Chua wanted more mask kits for herself. She then decided to use the employees’ FINs to redeem the masks.

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