08 Feb '11, 10pm

Insurance fraud mastermind jailed for 27 months

Insurance fraud mastermind jailed for 27 months

Phang Choon Meng, 38, was also disqualified from driving for three years as he had driven rashly to stage an accident. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE THE mastermind of a conspiracy to claim nearly $96,000 in compensation for fake traffic accidents was on Tuesday jailed for two years and three months on seven charges. Phang Choon Meng, 38, was also disqualified from driving for three years because he had driven rashly to stage an accident. Six accomplices have been dealt with - all of them receiving jail terms of between two and six months. A similar case involving Ong Ai Peng, 48, the brains behind a second group making fraudulent personal accident insurance claims, will be heard next Tuesday. The court heard that Phang's friends at car repair workshops would refer accident victims to him for help in filing their insurance claims. He would do so but would also coach acco...

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