Updated: 02/21/2014 23:41

25 foreign workers charged for submitting false academic certs



25 foreign workers charged for submitting false academic certs

The Manpower Ministry, MOM, says it has prosecuted 25 foreign employees for submitting forged academic certificates to obtain work passes to work in Singapore. 

All 25 pleaded guilty to the charges, and were sentenced to imprisonment for beteen four and 12 weeks. 

The Ministry says this is the largest number of foreign employees prosecuted for this offence in this year. 

And that the penalties are the most severe the Court has meted out so far for the offence. 

The 25 foreign workers obtained forged academic certificates in their home countries, and used them to apply for work passes between November 2012 and June last year. 

Based on the false information submitted, they were issued 20 S Passes and five Employment Passes (EPs). 

MOM says it successfully prosecuted 78 foreign employees for similar offences last year.

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