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SINGAPORE – Another key member of a syndicate which duped SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) into wrongfully disbursing more than $40 million was dealt with on Wednesday (Aug 18).

Andy Quek Sze Leng, 41, was sentenced to jail for 11 years and one��month for his role in the largest case of fraud perpetrated against a public institution in Singapore.

The former Grab and Uber driver had earlier pleaded guilty to 21 charges which included cheating and laundering the criminal proceeds.

Another 49 charges, including for similar offences, were taken into consideration during sentencing by District Judge Chay Yuen Fatt.

The scam saw the syndicate use nine shell companies to submit bogus SkillsFuture claims to SSG.

Under the scheme, a Singapore business that sends its employees for skills-training courses with registered training providers can apply for a subsidy from SSG, if certain conditions are met.

This means a portion of the total course fee…

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