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Four jailed for staging fake crash to cheat insurers

Two provided two of four vehicles; two posed as injured passengers

Published on Apr 26, 2014 9:40 AM
 
(Clockwise from top left): Rudyanto and Sallahudin, who provided vehicles for the fake accident; and Kamis and Afghani, who posed as injured passengers. Rudyanto was sentenced to two months in jail, Sallahudin got four months and Kamis three months, and Afghani six weeks. A total of nine people were allegedly involved in the 2009 scam. The case of the other five will be heard next month. -- ST PHOTOS: WONG KWAI CHOW

Four men involved in a conspiracy to cheat insurers of almost $25,000, by staging a fake road accident, were sentenced to between six weeks and four months in jail yesterday.

Two of them - Rudyanto Sarmani and Sallahudin Ehram - pleaded guilty to providing two vehicles in the four-vehicle "crash".

Meanwhile, Kamis Bakar and Afghani Eusope admitted to posing as injured passengers, even though they were never at the scene.

The plan's alleged masterminds were 38-year-old Mohammad Eunos Zakaria, who is yet to be tried, and 37-year-old Mohamad Nassir Tohar, who died in 2012 in Malaysia.

 
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