12 Jan '12, 12pm

Bogus property agent jailed, fined: By Alvina Soh | Posted: 12 January 2012 2002 hrs SINGAPORE: A 45-year-old ma...

SINGAPORE: A 45-year-old man has become the first person to be sentenced for representing himself as a property agent without being registered with the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA). Tan Cher Peng was given four months' jail and fined S$32,000. He pleaded guilty to five charges of contravening the Estate Agents Act and another count of forgery. Tan had made a false statement when he applied to the CEA to register as a salesperson in December 2010. The CEA rejected his application as he was wanted by police and had a history of past convictions, including cheating and criminal breach of trust. However, Tan still advertised properties in an online property portal under his name, describing himself as a marketing director of a licensed estate agent, even though he didn't have written authorisation from a licensed real estate agent to practise. Since January 2011, all prop...

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