SINGAPORE — A 33-year-old man is being investigated for allegedly making a false report to the police that he had been robbed and injured at his home.
In a news release, the police said they were alerted at 3.50am on Saturday (18 July) to case involving the man living along Ubi Avenue 1. The man claimed that his home had been burgled and that he was “subsequently slashed by an unknown person”.
Officers who questioned the man found several inconsistencies in his account of what happened. “Preliminary investigations revealed that the man was believed to have provided false information to the police and was not a victim of the reported crimes,” the police added.
Investigations against the man are ongoing. If convicted of knowingly providing false information to a public servant, he faces a jail term of up to one year, a fine of up to $5,000, or both.
The police also reminded members of the public that resources could have been put to better use in dealing with real crimes and emergencies, rather than looking into false reports or false information.
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