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Tew Yee Jeng et al. [Certified Dishonest]
« on: November 18, 2015, 09:54:44 AM »
Man convicted of orchestrating traffic accidents to claim insurance
Published: 4:15 AM, November 18, 2015

SINGAPORE — Rounding up accomplices desperate to absolve themselves from debts and financial hardship, Tew Yee Jeng, a 40-year-old Malaysian, made several trips to Singapore between 2012 and 2014, where he would orchestrate scam traffic accidents to make insurance claims for property damage and bodily injuries.

The drivers he recruited would abruptly slam their brakes on purpose, leading to collisions with vehicles behind them that could not be stopped in time to prevent a crash.

Using this modus operandi, Tew and his accomplices submitted almost S$105,000 in motor insurance claims, and about S$18,300 was disbursed to them in 2012.

Yesterday, Tew was convicted of three counts of abetment by conspiracy to cheat, one count of abetment by conspiracy to provide false information to a public servant, and one count of reckless driving.

Tew, who will be sentenced tomorrow, faces up to 10 years’ jail and a fine for each charge of abetment by conspiracy to cheat, and one year’s jail and a fine of up to S$5,000 for abetment to provide false information to a public servant.

On one occasion on July 3 last year, Tew and three accomplices — Goh Hua Loon, Jonathan Tan, and Yew Yun Xiang — were cruising around the Woodlands area in two cars when Tew spotted a heavy vehicle as a “suitable unsuspecting rear vehicle”.

Tew slowed down the red Toyota Altis he was driving after the junction between Woodlands Avenues 9 and 4.

Using their mobile phones on speakerphone mode, Tew and Yew then commanded Goh and Tan, who were driving a white Toyota Estima behind them, to jam the brakes.

As planned, the sudden halt caused the heavy vehicle to collide into the rear of Goh’s vehicle. Yew and Tan left Singapore on the night of the incident while a claim of S$54,710 was submitted to AXA Insurance Singapore for damages to Goh’s vehicle.

Tew had targeted a Singapore-registered heavy vehicle to “maximise the property damage insurance claim that could be submitted”, the court was told.

The court heard that Tew had also engineered similar schemes in January, April and July 2012. Tew’s ploys came to light when an executive at AXA engaged a surveyor to assess the matter.

On July 31 last year, Goh — who was roped into the scam after he confided in Tew about his financial difficulties — admitted to the surveyor that the collision was intentional. AXA then lodged a police report.

Goh was sentenced to eight months’ jail in September, while Tan was sentenced last Thursday to eight months jail and disqualified from holding all classes of driving licences and driving any motor vehicle in Singapore for 30 months.

The cases for two accomplices, Tay Chee Long and Helen Kiu, are before the court, while three others — Yew Yun Xiang, Tang Jui Peng, 40 and Chai Yoong Fah, 52 — are still at large.

Source: http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/man-convicted-orchestrating-traffic-accidents-claim-insurance?singlepage=true

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Re: Tew Yee Jeng et al. [Certified Dishonest]
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2016, 04:29:54 PM »
Insurance fraud: Malaysian jailed 44 months for orchestrating accidents in Singapore
Tew Yee Jeng, 40, has also been disqualified from holding all classes of driving licences and driving any motor vehicle in Singapore for five years upon his release from prison.
Posted 12 Jan 2016 13:33 Updated 12 Jan 2016 13:49

SINGAPORE: Malaysian Tew Yee Jeng was on Tuesday (Jan 12) sentenced to 44 months in jail for recruiting people to deliberately cause traffic accidents and making false insurance claims for property damage and bodily injuries.

Tew, 40, has also been disqualified from holding all classes of driving licences and driving any motor vehicle in Singapore for five years upon his release from prison.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to three counts of abetment by conspiracy to cheat, one count of abetment by conspiracy to provide false information to a public servant, and one count of reckless driving.

The court found that Tew had made several trips to Singapore between 2012 and 2014 “for the sole purpose of committing these offences”, District Judge Shaiffudin Saruwan said.

Tew recruited several drivers and instructed them to abruptly slam their brakes on purpose, causing the vehicles behind them to crash into the rear of the car. Using this modus operandi, Tew and his accomplices submitted almost S$105,000 in motor insurance claims. About S$18,300 was disbursed to them in 2012.

Judge Shaiffudin noted that Tew had “played the central role in the whole illegal enterprise … he was the conductor; he orchestrated each and every move of the other actors”.

The judge also called the case “more egregious than others”, as Tew “exposed innocent road users to great risk of personal injury and property damage” by deliberately involving them in collisions.

Two of Tew’s accomplices have been sentenced to eight months’ jail and disqualified from holding all classes of driving licences and driving any motor vehicle in Singapore for 30 months.

The cases of another two accomplices – Tay Chee Long and Helen Kiu – are still before the courts. Three other accomplices are still at large.

Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/insurace-fraud-malaysian/2418208.html