School bus operator charged with cheating

A school bus operator who allegedly failed to provide transport services to primary schools and preschools was charged with four counts of cheating yesterday.
A school bus operator who allegedly failed to provide transport services to primary schools and preschools was charged with four counts of cheating yesterday.PHOTO: ST FILE

A school bus operator who allegedly failed to provide transport services to primary schools and preschools as he had reportedly promised was charged with four counts of cheating yesterday.

Adrian Lee Chong Boon, 38, is accused of deceiving others into believing that his firm, Sindoz Group, would provide school bus services for students of Red Swastika School, Coral Primary School and Eager Kids Montessori.

On Aug 13 last year, he allegedly deceived Jenny Tan Ling Ling into believing that Sindoz would provide bus services to take her child to Red Swastika School, and they entered into an agreement.

On Nov 3, he allegedly cheated someone into giving him a cash cheque of $7,000 after saying that he would provide school bus services to Eager Kids Montessori.

On Nov 16, he allegedly cheated another person into giving him $560 in advance payment for ferrying her grandson and grandson's friend to school.

Lee has been released on a $15,000 bail and his case will be mentioned in court on Aug 6.

If convicted, he faces up to three years in jail, a fine or both.

Ng Huiwen

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 09, 2015, with the headline 'School bus operator charged with cheating'. Print Edition | Subscribe