Roxell Ho, 39, was convicted for colluding with an insurance fraud syndicate that tried to cheat Liberty Insurance out of SGD21,849.55 through a false insurance claim.
While Ho did not participate directly in the staged accident, the prosecution argued that she was guilty because she knowingly allowed her vehicle to be used in the scam, according to a report by Channel News Asia.
Court documents indicated that Ho’s car had existing damage, and she was approached by a man that offered to have the damage repaired for free, in exchange for the car being used in a staged accident and Ho agreeing to file a falsified property damage claim.
The staged accident involved three vehicles, including Ho’s car, in an apparent chain collision. This led to several property damage and personal injury claims being filed against the insurers of the two other vehicles.
According to Ho’s claim, the accident happened at around 6.20pm on May 10, 2011, along Yishun Avenue 2 towards Ang Mo Kio. However, in 2012, the driver of Ho’s car confessed that it was a staged accident and he was a phantom driver.
This case led investigators to uncover an insurance fraud syndicate that staged accidents to profit off insurance claims, CNA reported. Eventually, it led to the capture of the mastermind, Sollihin Anhar and his right-hand man Rahmat Mohd.
Rahmat was sentenced to 74 months in prison, while Sollihin is expected to be sentenced soon.
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