Woman allegedly files false police report to get a day off from work

The police are carrying out investigations against a couple for allegedly lodging a false police report.

A 22-year-old woman lodged a police report on Oct 9 stating that an unknown man riding a bicycle snatched her handbag at about 6.15am at Sembawang Drive. She claimed her bag contained an ez-link card and personal items.

The woman made the false report so that she could be absent from work as she had used up her leave entitlement, the police said in a media statement. Her boyfriend instigated her to make the report.

Investigations against the couple are ongoing. If convicted, they face up to a year in jail, a maximum fine of $5,000, or both.

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