08 Feb '11, 11am

Insurance scams mastermind sentenced to jail

SINGAPORE : The mastermind of several insurance scams was sentenced to 27 months' jail on Tuesday. He and his accomplice had staged a traffic accident by deliberately jamming on the brakes of the car they were in, in front of a lorry driven by an innocent foreign worker. Other methods involved phantom passengers and bogus personal injury accident claims. Phang Choon Meng, 38, a former accident claims advisor, committed the offences between August 2008 and March 2009. He and his accomplices cheated companies, including NTUC Income and AXA Insurance, of nearly S$96,000. He pleaded guilty to eight charges in December last year, while nine remaining charges were taken into consideration. The scam was first uncovered after an NTUC Income executive lodged a police report on April 7, 2009, after suspecting that five motor injury claims he had received were fake. The claim forms s...

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