Man jailed for forging 16 NRICS and images, including one used in S$1.1 million Ethoz Capital scam

 Man jailed for forging 16 NRICS and images, including one used in S$1.1 million Ethoz Capital scam

SINGAPORE: When his acquaintance asked him to create images of National Registration Identity Cards (NRICs) in exchange for money, a freelance photographer agreed.

He forged 16 NRICs or images of NRICs that later wound up being used for scams, including the S$1.1 million ruse involving financing solutions firm Ethoz Capital.

Huang Jianwen, 33, was sentenced to three years’ jail on Tuesday (Nov 16).

He pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiring to forge an NRIC, with another 13 charges taken into consideration.

The court heard that Huang got to know his co-accused Khor Choon Kiat, 25, sometime in 2017. He knew Khor through a friend, and Khor had asked him to take photos and design graphics for his business and personal use, Huang’s lawyer said.

Huang agreed to do the projects for Khor on a piecemeal basis, and was later asked to do design work for him. According to his defence lawyer, Huang asked Khor what this work was…

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