He offered hope to people by promising them jobs.
To secure work for them, Poh Teck Huat (above), 40, demanded that his victims from mainland China pay him an agent’s fees and most were all too willing to pay “administrative fees”.
His money-for-jobs scam, which started in 2009, went on for 27 months.
He cheated over 10 victims of about $30,000.
Yesterday, Poh’s lies caught up with him and he was sentenced to five years’ corrective training without remission for good behaviour.
The Singaporean had pleaded guilty to cheating and providing false information to a public servant.