Two 23-year-old and 24-year-old men were charged in court on 6 December with cheating, for allegedly submitting fraudulent applications for government monetary assistance for Covid-19.
The two had allegedly submitted fake applications to NTUC in July last year to claim monetary support under the Self Employed Persons Income Relief Scheme.
They each received $3,000 and $6,000 from NTUC as a result of their cheating.
The Self Employed Persons Income Relief Scheme (SIRS) scheme was introduced in March last year by MOM to help self-employed persons tide over the pandemic.
Applications have been closed since last year.
Upon conviction, the two men face a jail term or up to 10 years and a fine.