Former President And Staff Of Student Care Centre Charged In Relation To Ministry Of Social And Family Development (Msf) Subsidies

The former president and a former staff of Welcare Student Care Centre, a 51-year-old man and 49-year-old woman respectively, were charged in court on 20 February 2020 for cheating and falsification of accounts offences in relation to subsidy applications made under MSF's Student Care Fee Assistance (SCFA) scheme.

Under the scheme, eligible households receive monthly subsidies for their children's student care fees.

The duo is alleged to have cheated MSF of more than $48,000 in wrongful payouts over a 23-month period (January 2014 to November 2015) by deliberately omitting to submit withdrawal forms for 16 students who had stopped attending the centre. The former president is also accused of instigating his former staff to make false entries in student attendance records to show that these students had continued to attend the centre.

The duo is also facing charges for providing false information to MSF officers in relation to ComCare Financial Assistance applications.

Welcare Student Care Centre's status as an administrator of the SCFA scheme has been revoked since 1 August 2016.

Source: Singapore Police Force