Ex-SCDF director charged with CBT

Ex-SCDF director charged with CBT

A FORMER director of technology with the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was charged yesterday with two counts of misappropriating Apple iPads.

Jeganathan Ramasamy, 62, is said to have been entrusted with the two tablet computers, each worth $939, in September 2011 when he allegedly committed criminal breach of trust (CBT), using one of them for his own purposes and selling the other.

The iPads were delivered by IT vendor NCS to the SCDF headquarters in Ubi Avenue.

Jeganathan had obtained the devices for the purpose of using them to test mobile applications for SCDF.

He later allegedly took one of the iPads home and gave it to his daughter. He is said to have sold the other to a colleague for $200.

Replying to media queries, an SCDF spokesman confirmed that Jeganathan was a civilian officer and his last appointment was as director of the technology department.

Jeganathan resigned from the SCDF in September last year, the spokesman said.

"It is inappropriate to comment on the case as it is now before the courts," he added.

Jeganathan, whose passport has been impounded, is represented by Mr Sanjiv Rajan from Allen & Gledhill.

He is out on $10,000 bail and faces the maximum penalty of 20 years' jail and a fine.

elena@sph.com.sg


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