The police mentioned the claims have been linked to a visitors accident between two autos in March final yr, which came about alongside Esplanade Drive, on the junction with Collyer Quay and Fullerton Road.
Investigations revealed that the alleged driver of one of many autos, a 31-year-old man, didn’t have a sound driving licence on the time of the accident.
He is accused of asking a 26-year-old man to falsely report himself as the motive force.
“The latter subsequently recruited the 25-year-old man as his purported passenger and for both to submit false injury claims,” mentioned the police in a media launch on Thursday.
The 25-year-old man faces two counts of partaking in a conspiracy to cheat, which carries a jail time period of up to 10 years and a effective.
The 26-year-old suspect faces three counts of the identical offence, in addition to an extra two counts of breaching restrictions on social gatherings beneath the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) laws. The offence carries a jail time period of up to six months, a effective of up to S$10,000, or each.
The 31-year-old man faces a number of prices, together with two counts of driving with out a legitimate driving licence, two counts of taking a automobile with out the proprietor’s consent and two counts of driving with out insurance protection.
For driving with out a legitimate driving licence, he may be jailed for up to three years, fined up to S$10,000, or each. If convicted of taking a automobile with out the proprietor’s consent, he may be fined up to S$1,000 or jailed for up to three months.
Anyone who drives with out insurance protection faces a effective of up to S$1,000, a jail time period of up to three months or each. Offenders may additionally be disqualified from holding or acquiring a driving licence for one yr from the date of conviction.