Man arrested for SEA Games Facebook scam

With the 28th South-east Asia Games on the horizon, a man thought he could make a quick buck through an employment scam.

The 38-year-old man posted advertisements on Facebook purporting to offer jobs for the sporting event, which will held in Singapore from June 5 to 16.

He interviewed people at various locations and collected $35 from each of them for training fees and uniforms, reported The Straits Times.

He then told them to attend a compulsory three-day training at a company at New Bridge Road.

Police received a report on Monday (May 18) that more than 50 people turned up at the company for training, only to discover that they had fallen prey to an employment scam.

Officers arrested the suspect at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 on Thursday (May 21)​.

The man is also believed to have been involved in two theft cases committed in Marine Parade and Serangoon Central, police said.

He will be charged on Saturday (May 23) with cheating.

If found guilty, he can be jailed for up to 10 years and fined.

Source: The Straits Times

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