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Updated: 02/14/2013 01:46 | By Channel NewsAsia

Bangladeshi jailed for cheating compatriots of work permits

Bangladeshi jailed for cheating compatriots of work permits


Bangladeshi jailed for cheating compatriots of work permits

SINGAPORE: A Bangladeshi cleaner was on Wednesday sentenced to 27 months’ imprisonment for cheating his fellow countrymen of their work permits.

Shobhan Haider Rupu Ayoub Ali, 29, admitted to 30 counts of cheating in January this year. Prosecution proceeded on eight charges.

Shobhan’s modus operandi was to deceive fellow Bangladeshi workers that he had jobs for them at Marriott Hotel.

The cleaner would ask the victims for their work permits in order to exchange them for security passes at the hotel.

Court documents showed that he sold a total of 30 work permits for S$2,500 to another man in the Kallang area.

Shobhan could have been jailed up to 10 years and fined.

— CNA/xq

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