Indian woman held over Singapore job scam
Indian citizens looking for a brighter future in Singapore were disappointed after they were turned away at Singapore's Changi Airport.
Immigration officials found that their visas had been forged.
They were then sent back to India.
These youths added that they had responded to an advertisement in a newspaper in Tamil Nadu that promised them jobs in Singapore.
They said: "We had a written test as part of the selection process. We were then told we would get Rs. 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh(S$ 2,085 to S$10,429) a month based on our qualification."
Salaries collected in advance
A few months after the written test, the woman called them to inform them that their passports and visas were ready.
"She collected our salary (Rs. 1 lakh) for two months as service charge. A month later, we got the visa through post. Later, she insisted that we should go to Mumbai and take a particular flight," claimed the victims.
After they were sent back to India by Singaporean immigration officials, they claimed that they could not get back their money from her.
The woman had allegedly sent four batches of Indian citizens to Singapore between January and March 2014.
The police arrested the woman on Friday. The authorities are currently on the lookout for her accomplices.
The arrest was made after an official complaint was made by the victims to the Superintendent of Police (SP) earlier in the day.
Source: The Hindu