11 Jul '11, 8am

Immigration officer jailed for taking cashcards

Immigration officer jailed for taking cashcards

An immigration sergeant at the Woodlands Checkpoint would swap the cashcards of motorists leaving Singapore with cards that had no money stored in them. Within two months last year, Edmund Jeghan Anthony, 31, pocketed $2,226. -- ST PHOTO: ALBERT SIM AN IMMIGRATION sergeant at the Woodlands Checkpoint would swap the cashcards of motorists leaving Singapore with cards that had no money stored in them. Within two months last year, Edmund Jeghan Anthony, 31, pocketed $2,226. He pleaded guilty on Monday to committing criminal breach of trust and dishonestly converting the money stored in the 130 cashcards, found with him, for his own use. He was jailed for nine months. A district court heard that Anthony would man an immigration booth at the Woodlands Checkpoint. Besides getting passports checked, each motorist would have to slot a cashcard into the reader to pay a toll. But wh...

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