Man, 23, who allegedly tampered with electronic tag involved in case of unlicensed moneylending

Illegal moneylending.

Nyi Nyi Thet | October 29, 2020, 11:49 AM

A 23-year-old man in Singapore allegedly tampered with his electronic tag and absconded from his Release on Supervision (ROS) regime.

He had been serving his ROS after his release from the Reformative Training Centre.

During the ROS period, supervision conditions such as curfews are imposed, with the wearing of an electronic tag to monitor the whereabouts of the wearer.

The tag detects breaches of curfew conditions or any tampering of the device.

Singapore Prison Service (SPS) was alerted to the tampering of the electronic tag on Oct. 10, 2020 at 12.52am.

SPS made several attempts to contact the man on his handphone and through his family, but was unsuccessful.

SPS lodged a Police report on the matter.

A police gazette was issued against the man on the same day.

The tag was eventually found left behind in a Grab car.

The driver eventually found the electronic tag in his car and returned the tag to Jurong West Neighbourhood Police Centre on Oct. 19, 2020.

The man has since been arrested by the police on Oct. 27, 2020.

The man was also found to be involved in a separate case of unlicensed moneylending, and will be charged in court on Oct. 29, 2020 with the offence of harassment on behalf of an unlicensed moneylender.

Investigations are ongoing against the man for the offences in relation to the alleged tampering of his electronic tag.

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