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Dishonesty: Please help

Postby Mochi88 » Wed, 15 May 2019 10:40 am

In April, my partner found a phone left behind by someone. Immediately he chased after the man but he lost sight of him. He even returned to the same spot for quite a while to see if anyone was looking panic or anxious.

As it was late, he brought home the phone intending to return to npp soon. But he was busy and forgotten about it till 2 weeks later, the police came to the house to take the statement and retrieve the phone.

The phone was intact, unused at all. He didn't even sell the phone. The police said this was an offence of dishonesty. But the cctv did caught him running around so their main purpose was to tally the reports and retrieve the phone. One of the officers said this was a small matter.

It has been almost 3 weeks since his statement was taken. We called the officer who took his statement, the case has been transferred to the bedok division for investigation. We called the bedok division but they were unable to find the case number yet.

I am extremely worried as it was a genuine case of trying to search for the owner but subsequently forgotten about it. The phone was intact. What could happen next?

We are financially tight. I have email the pro bono enquiry but no reply till date. Can anyone please kindly advise me? Thank you.

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Re: Dishonesty: Please help

Postby PNGMK » Wed, 15 May 2019 11:34 am

I think you're going to be ok. Be honest and direct. These things do take a bit of time to unwind. It's very unfortunate that the phone was taken home but the police do need to show intent to steal I think (next time hand to the security or queries counter at the mall or train station).

While money is tight if charged you really do need legal representation, if you're not Singaporean you won't likely get pro bono assistance. Use the Law Society to find a barrister who will take payments over time.
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Re: Dishonesty: Please help

Postby x9200 » Wed, 15 May 2019 12:15 pm

Mochi88 wrote:In April, my partner found a phone left behind by someone. Immediately he chased after the man but he lost sight of him. He even returned to the same spot for quite a while to see if anyone was looking panic or anxious.

As it was late, he brought home the phone intending to return to npp soon. But he was busy and forgotten about it till 2 weeks later, the police came to the house to take the statement and retrieve the phone.

The phone was intact, unused at all. He didn't even sell the phone. The police said this was an offence of dishonesty. But the cctv did caught him running around so their main purpose was to tally the reports and retrieve the phone. One of the officers said this was a small matter.

It has been almost 3 weeks since his statement was taken. We called the officer who took his statement, the case has been transferred to the bedok division for investigation. We called the bedok division but they were unable to find the case number yet.

I am extremely worried as it was a genuine case of trying to search for the owner but subsequently forgotten about it. The phone was intact. What could happen next?

We are financially tight. I have email the pro bono enquiry but no reply till date. Can anyone please kindly advise me? Thank you.

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Re: Dishonesty: Please help

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 15 May 2019 12:30 pm

Yeah, kind of tells me what kind of person is doing the posting or what kind of person the partner is normally like.

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Re: Dishonesty: Please help

Postby Mochi88 » Wed, 15 May 2019 12:37 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yeah, kind of tells me what kind of person is doing the posting or what kind of person the partner is normally like.

I'm sorry, I do not understand what do you mean? Would you mind to kindly clarify? Thank you.

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Re: Dishonesty: Please help

Postby PNGMK » Wed, 15 May 2019 3:34 pm

Mochi88 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yeah, kind of tells me what kind of person is doing the posting or what kind of person the partner is normally like.

I'm sorry, I do not understand what do you mean? Would you mind to kindly clarify? Thank you.


Our two friends are implying that while you may have the intention to sell the phone you didn't go ahead with it.
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Re: Dishonesty: Please help

Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 15 May 2019 10:08 pm

I'd chalk it up to an incomplete command of the English language.


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