On Wednesday (April 6), a former religious instructor was charged with different offenses after allegedly misappropriating close to S$60,000 from pupils and those who purchased pilgrimage tour packages. Between 2014 and 2017, Rasman Saridin is accused of stealing S$27,900 from five pupils. According to the police, they had requested his assistance in enrolling in a Ph.D. program in Islamic studies at a foreign institution.
Who Is Rasman Saridin?
According to reports, a former religious instructor was charged on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, with multiple offenses after allegedly misappropriating close to S$60,000 from pupils and adults who purchased pilgrimage trip packages. Rasman Saridin, a religious instructor, is accused of stealing S$27,900 from five pupils between 2014 and 2017. According to the police, they approached him for assistance in recruiting for a Ph.D. program in Islamic studies at a foreign institution.
Rasman Saridin Arrested:
He is also accused of stealing over S$32,000 from persons who paid for pilgrimage vacation packages in 2019. “He also reportedly fabricated an air ticket booking between Singapore and Jeddah (Saudi Arabia),” the authorities said. In addition, the instructor is accused of leaving Singapore as an undischarged bankrupt between June 2018 and November 2019 without first obtaining permission from an official Assignee who oversees the bankrupt’s affairs. Rasman is also accused of managing a corporation as an undischarged bankrupt, according to the cops.
He was charged with seven charges of criminal breach of trust, one crime of falsification to defraud, two counts of leaving Singapore without the Assignee’s consent, and one offense of operating a corporation while bankrupt. Criminal betrayal of trust involves a sentence of seven years in prison. Those convicted guilty of forgery with the intent to defraud face up to ten years in prison and a fine. Violations of bankruptcy sanctions can result in a fine of up to S$10,000, a two-year jail sentence, or both.
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