49-year-old man investigated for lodging false police report

A 49-year-old man is being investigated for lodging a false police report.

The suspect had lodged a report at Woodlands East Neighbourhood Police Centre on October 29 alleging that two men had impersonated police officers and checked on him.

He also alleged that the two men fled from the scene before he could call the police to verify their identities.

An investigation which was subsequently conducted by officers from the Jurong Police Division to trace the two impersonators, found that the incident never took place and that the man had lodged a false police report.

Anyone convicted of giving information which he knows to be false to a public servant can be imprisoned up to a year or fined up to $5,000, or both.

Commander of Jurong Police Division, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police Wilson Lim said that the police will take stern action against anyone giving false information to a public servant which expends police resources that could otherwise be put to better use.