A man who used forged mobile boarding passes to enter various lounges in Changi Airport was nabbed thanks to the vigilance of four staff members of air service provider dnata, the Singapore Police Force said in a Facebook post on Wednesday (Sep 21).
Police said the 32-year-old man had remained in the airport's transit area for 18 days since Aug 21, using 31 forged mobile boarding passes to enter lounges. He was arrested after staff alerted the police. The man was sentenced to two weeks' jail last Friday.
A ceremony was held at the Airport Police Division on Tuesday to commend the staff for their public-spiritedness, the police said in the post.
Commander of the Airport Police Division Cheong Chee Ming said the case illustrated the close partnership between the police and the airport community in fighting crime.
"While the police conduct regular patrols and security checks, members of the public also play an important role in keeping our airport safe and secure. We thank these staff for being vigilant," he said.