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Former teacher jailed 4 months for conning student of $4,000

Published on Jul 29, 2014 2:44 PM
 
Claiming a needy student needed to borrow money, a former secondary school teacher convinced one of his students to hand over $4,000. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Claiming a needy student needed to borrow money, a former secondary school teacher convinced one of his students to hand over $4,000.

But the needy student did not exist, and the person facing financial difficulty was Low Yiming himself. On Tuesday, Low, 31, was jailed four months for cheating his former student on three occasions in 2011.

He pleaded guilty to one count, with another two taken into consideration. Low was also fined $1,500 for an unrelated theft in dwelling charge, over $124.30 in products taken from Mustafa Centre last August.

The court heard that Low, then employed by the Education Ministry, had been deployed to the school in Bedok. On a few occasions in 2011, Low had taught then-Secondary 4 student Lai Jinhua when Low stood in as a relief teacher in Mr Lai's class.

 
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