Insurance fraud suspect in Singapore arrested after six years

Suspect had fled the country before investigations began

Insurance fraud suspect in Singapore arrested after six years

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

A 44-year-old man in Singapore was arrested on September 10, almost six years after he was suspected of being involved in a motor insurance fraud plot.

According to a report by Channel News Asia, investigations into the incident began on September 12, 2013, following a report of a traffic accident involving two vehicles along Hougang Avenue 2, heading towards Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3.

Singapore police said that they have reason to believe that the accident was staged, the police said in a news release.

“The man had left Singapore prior to the commencement of police investigations and a warrant of arrest was subsequently issued against him,” the release added.

The suspect, whose identity was not revealed, is allegedly an important member of a motor insurance fraud ring, and was arrested with the help of the Royal Malaysian Police.

He is set to appear in court, and he will face two counts of engaging in a conspiracy to cheat, the report said.

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