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Fined $2,000 for hiring fall guy for traffic offence

February 9, 2011 | Author: huiping | Posted in Automotive, Aviation, Crime, News and Society, Society, Vehicles

SHE got a police friend to rope in a woman to take the rap for beating a red light for the price of $1,000. For perverting the course of justice in 2008, Evangeline Tay Sun Ann, 22, was fined $2,000 on Feb 8.

Evangeline Tay Sun Ann

Through lawyer Lim Kia Tong, Tay, who is now studying for a business degree at the Singapore Institute of Management, said she intends to appeal against the fine.

Her two accomplices were both jailed. Former deputy superintendent of police Kelvin Choo Yew Beng, 40, was sentenced to six months in jail in April last year for getting Leung Man Kwan to take the rap for Tay. For her role, Leung, 35, a property agent, was jailed three months in 2009.

In Tay’s case, District Judge Jill Tan said that psychiatric reports indicated that there was a ‘causal link’ between Tay’s depression and the commission of the offence. As she had kept on the right side of the law since 2008 and there was little chance of her repeating the offence, the judge found that it was not necessary to impose probation or a jail term.

Tay had pleaded guilty late last year. Then, the court heard that she ran a red light at the junction of Lornie Road and Sime Road in January 2008. She had taken a Bulgarian business manager’s car out for a spin without his consent while he was abroad. Tay, who had been staying in the Bulgarian’s house, knew she had been caught as she saw the camera flash go off.

Worried because she was driving without a licence and without the permission of the car’s owner, she turned to Choo for help. Tay, who is the last to be dealt with, has also been fined a total of $1,900 for driving the car without a licence, without insurance and for beating the red light.

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