32 year-old Mikhy K Farrera Brochez was jailed 2 years and 4 months for multiple counts of cheating, lying to a public servant, possessing drugs, using forged educational certificates and even using his homosexual boyfriend’s blood to fake a HIV test so that it would test negative for the condition.
Farrera-Brochez is HIV positive.
He moved to Singapore in 2008 to live with his gay boyfriend, Dr Ler Teck Siang, 35, whom he met online.
To apply for an employment pass (EP) to stay, he submitted a HIV-negative test to the Ministry of Manpower in March that year.
Dr Ler, an infectious diseases specialist, had worked at the Communicable Diseases Division of the Health Ministry from February 2012 to January 2014. Farrera-Brochez visited the clinic in Commonwealth where Dr Ler was locum GP, had him perform the test using Dr Ler’s own blood, and label the test tube with Farrera-Brochez’s own particulars.
Farrera-Brochez applied the same trick in 2013 and got away with it.
However, he was charged with drugs possession in May last year, and further investigations unravelled his web of lies.
Dr Ler, who has been charged in relation to the case, has yet to be dealt with.