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Police corporal who cheated man over $150 'fine' is jailed for cheating

Published on Mar 19, 2014 11:59 AM

A police corporal who threatened to send a man's teenage cousin to a girl's home unless he paid him a $150 "fine" was jailed for five months on Wednesday.

Shawn Lim Zi Han, 22, an investigation officer with Clementi Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC), admitted cheating the 33-year-old man who had gone to him after his 14-year-old relative was reported for stealing a wallet.

A district court heard that Lim had recommended that the girl be placed on a guidance programme over the incident at City Vibe mall in August 2012.

Investigations found that Lim asked the girl's mother to pay him a fine of $150, after which the case would be closed.

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