Woman under investigation for alleged false police report about $100,000 robbery

SINGAPORE - A 42-year-old woman suspected of lodging a false police report about a robbery early on Friday (June 22) is under investigation.

The woman had lodged a report at 1.22am on Friday, alleging that she was robbed of a handbag containing $100,000 cash by an unknown man, the Singapore Police Force said in a press release on Friday evening.

Officers from Tanglin Police Division found several inconsistencies during investigations and established that the woman had given false information, the police said.

"The police would like to remind the public that police resources can be put to better use in dealing with real crimes and emergencies than investigating false reports or false information," said the police.

"Those who lodge false police reports or provide false information will face serious consequences under the law."

Investigations against the woman are ongoing. If convicted of knowingly giving false information to a public servant, she could be jailed for up to a year and fined up to $5,000.