40 million SkillsFuture scam shows the “deplorable state” of civil service and leadership: ex-Presidential candidate

40 million SkillsFuture scam shows the “deplorable state” of civil service and leadership: ex-Presidential candidate

The Independent·2017-12-22 13:10

3 men and 2 women, believed to be members of a criminal syndicate, were charged in court this week after they scammed government training grants scheme, SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), of a whopping $40 million through fraudulent claims.

According to a press statement released on Tuesday, SkillsFuture revealed that the group had submitted forged documents to fraudulently obtain subsidies and that the suspects reportedly belong to “an organised network that utilised nine business entities, comprising employer companies and training providers, to submit the fraudulent claims. Close to $40 million has been paid out as a result. Police has seized substantial cash and frozen a number of bank accounts involved in the case.”

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