Yes. She's the same Evangeline Tay featured in Channel 5 "Deal or No Deal".
And yes, she gets a very light fine of $2,000 considering the ofences that she committed:
1) She didn't (and hopefully will never) have a driving license.
2) She drove without permission the car of her 'housemate'.
3) She ran a red light.
4) She somehow got a police friend to rope in someone else, a property agent to take the rap.
5) That police friend (guess it may already be a 'former' friend) ended up with a jail term of 6 months whereas the property agent a 3-month jail.
But...No Deal!! She exclaimed proudly despite her supposedly depression (as reported in the news, at the very least!).
She intended to appeal against the fine. I do hope she'll get harsher penalty.
SHE got a police friend to rope in a woman to take the rap for beating a red light for the price of $1,000. For perverting the course of justice in 2008, Evangeline Tay Sun Ann, 22, was fined $2,000 on Feb 8.
Through lawyer Lim Kia Tong, Tay, who is now studying for a business degree at the Singapore Institute of Management, said she intends to appeal against the fine.
Her two accomplices were both jailed. Former deputy superintendent of police Kelvin Choo Yew Beng, 40, was sentenced to six months in jail in April last year for getting Leung Man Kwan to take the rap for Tay. For her role, Leung, 35, a property agent, was jailed three months in 2009.
In Tay's case, District Judge Jill Tan said that psychiatric reports indicated that there was a 'causal link' between Tay's depression and the commission of the offence. As she had kept on the right side of the law since 2008 and there was little chance of her repeating the offence, the judge found that it was not necessary to impose probation or a jail term.
Tay had pleaded guilty late last year. Then, the court heard that she ran a red light at the junction of Lornie Road and Sime Road in January 2008. She had taken a Bulgarian business manager's car out for a spin without his consent while he was abroad. Tay, who had been staying in the Bulgarian's house, knew she had been caught as she saw the camera flash go off.
Worried because she was driving without a licence and without the permission of the car's owner, she turned to Choo for help. Tay, who is the last to be dealt with, has also been fined a total of $1,900 for driving the car without a licence, without insurance and for beating the red light.
From Straits Times, "Fined $2,000 for hiring fall guy for traffic offence".
A model has been fined $2,000 for hiring someone to take the rap for a traffic offence she committed.
Evangeline Tay Su Ann, 22 years old, bribed a property agent to take the blame after she beat a red light on Jan 22, 2008. She paid the property agent $1,000.
Judge Jill Tan said that it was unnecessary to jail her as she was suffering from depression at the time of the offence. The judge also said that Tay had a low-risk of re-offending and had a clean record since 2008.
She could have been jailed up to seven years, fined or both.
Her two accomplices were jailed in the last two years. The policeman who helped her, former Deputy Superintendent of Police, 40-year-old Kelvin Choo Yew Beng, was sentenced to six months in jail in August 2010.
The property agent, 35-year-old Leung Man Kwan, was jailed three months in 2009.
Tay is currently undergoing treatment for her condition. Her psychiatrist said that her condition has improved. Her lawyer, Lim Kia Tong, said that she will be appealing against her sentence.
Tay had drive her house-mate's car without his consent. She did not possess a valid driving licence at that time. She beat a red light as she was driving at the junction of Lornie Road and Sime Road.
As a result, her house-mate, a Bulgarian business manager, received a summons from the Traffic Police in Feb 2008.
Tay then approached Choo for help. He roped in Leung to take the rap, after which Tay paid her $1,000.
She is currently a business student at the Singapore Institute of Management.
From Asiaone, "Model fined $2,000 for hiring fall guy".
A 22-year-old student was on Tuesday fined S$2,000 for perverting the course of justice by bribing a property agent to take the blame for a traffic offence she committed on January 22, 2008.
Despite this, her lawyer Lim Kia Tong told the court that his client would still be appealing against her sentence.
Tay, who pleaded guilty to the offence in September last year, had driven her housemate's car without his consent.
She also did not possess a valid driving licence at the time.
Tay beat a red traffic signal as she was driving at the junction of Lornie Road and Sime Road.
As a result, her housemate received a summons from the Traffic Police in February 2008.
Tay approached 39-year-old Kelvin Choo Yew Beng, a former Police Deputy Superintendent, and asked him to help her out of her predicament.
He managed to rope in 34-year-old Leung Man Kwan, who received S$1,000 from Tay for taking the blame on her behalf.
Tay transferred the money to Choo on February 19, 2008 and in turn, he passed the amount over to Leung via an internet bank transfer.
Tay had already been fined a total of S$1,900 last year for her traffic offences.
Before sentencing Tay, District Judge Jill Tan said it was not necessary to send the student to jail.
District Judge Tan added that Tay has a low re-offending risk, and has been on the right side of the law since 2008.
The court heard that Tay was suffering from depression at the time of the offence and is undergoing treatment to address her condition.
Her psychiatrist has noted an improvement in her condition.
Tay could have been jailed up to seven years, fined or both.
For their roles in the ruse, Choo was jailed for six months in March last year, while Leung was jailed for three months in 2009.
From Channel NewsAsia, "Student fined for perverting course of justice".