Three Men Investigated For Lodging False Reports
The Police are investigating three men who are believed to have lodged three separate false police reports.
In the first case which was reported on 28 August 2018, a 46-year-old man informed the Police that he had been robbed along Marsiling Lane on 26 August 2018. He alleged that an unknown man had threatened him with a sharp object and had robbed him of cash amounting to $700 before fleeing. During the course of investigations, officers from Jurong Police Division conducted ground enquiries and detected several inconsistencies in his account. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had misplaced the money and had lodged the report as an excuse to account to his wife.
In the second case reported on 8 September 2018, a 27-year-old man informed the Police that his motorcycle had been stolen along Woodlands Ring Rd. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had loaned the motorcycle to his friend but had lodged a police report as he was concerned that his friend might have committed offences when using his vehicle and did not wish to be implicated.
In the third case reported on 11 September 2018, a 25-year-old man lodged a police report that his motorcycle had been stolen from a multi-storey carpark at Whampoa Drive. During the course of investigations, officers from Tanglin Police Division detected several inconsistencies in his account. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had sold his motorcycle to a buyer via Carousell but had not transferred ownership of the vehicle. He is believed to have lodged a false report as the buyer had committed multiple traffic offences using the motorcycle.
Investigations against the three men are ongoing. Anyone convicted for giving any information which he or she knows to be false to a public servant shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine which may extend to $5000, or with both.
The Police would like to remind the public that police resources could have been put to better use in dealing with real crimes and emergencies than investigating into false reports or false information. Those who lodge false police reports or provide false information will face serious consequences under the law.
Source: Singapore Police Force