40-year-old Malaysian national Tew Yee Jeng thought he could fix his financial problems by fixing up Singapore motorists.
Between 2012 and 2014, he recruited drivers to deliberately cause accidents here so they could submit insurance claims for property damage and bodily injuries.
Altogether, Tew and his fellow scammers submitted S$105,000 in insurance claims, of which they claimed more than S$18,000.
In one of those incidents, Tew and his 3 scammer friends were scouring Woodlands for prey when they spotted a a heavy vehicle.
Conversing by mobile phone, Tew told his two of his friends who were driving separate cars to jam the brakes.
The lorry, which was driving behind them, couldn’t brake in time and hit one of the cars.
In that incident alone, a claim of S$54,710 was submitted for damage to the car.
Tew has been convicted of 3 counts of abetment by conspiracy to cheat, 1 count of abetment by conspiracy to provide false information to a public servant, and 1 count of reckless driving, and is staring at a jail term and a fine.
November 18, 2015 at 10:48 am
No wonder whenever I am driving my Msian registered car in Singapore, I noticed the locals keep me at ‘miles-length’ as if I have leprosy or worst.
Thanks Tew for putting Malaysians on the map for the wrong reasons.