A Filipina in Singapore has been sentenced to imprisonment after faking her school credentials, says a local newspaper PhilStar Global.
According to reports, the Singaporean immigration agency sent a Filipina to jail for seven-week after she allegedly submitted fake diploma records.
Noriza Dancel De Luna, 38, gave false documents to the agency pertaining her and her daughter identified as TaydeDeevy Rick De Luna during her permanent residency application in the months of 2008 and 2009.
Noriza was said to have provided a diploma and transcript of records coming from the Centro Escolar University, Manila. However, upon verification, it was found out that she was not enrolled in that school and does not have records. Therefore, the transcript of records and diploma submitted by Noriza was not from the school.
The Filipina was arrested last Oct. 25, 2017 but only last January 15 that she received a sentence of seven weeks imprisonment.
The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) reminded the public about the severity of such actions.
“The ICA takes a very serious view of persons who provide false information or conceal material facts during their applications for any Singapore immigration facility.”
“Any person who has made a false statement in their applications for immigration facilities will be dealt with firmly in accordance with the law,” it added.