The Police have arrested a 30-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a series of cheating cases.
On 29 November 2019, Police received a report from a victim who claimed that a man had cheated him. The man had allegedly claimed to be an employee of an electronics company, and was able to sell the company's products to the victim at discounted prices. The victim reported that he was cheated into making several payments to the man in exchange for these products, but the victim never received them.
Through investigations, officers from Woodlands Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 9 January 2020. Preliminary investigations revealed that he is believed to be involved in at least six other cheating cases involving cash amounting to more than $46,000.
The man will be charged in court on 11 January 2020 with cheating under Section 420 of the Penal Code, which is punishable with an imprisonment term that may extend to 10 years, and a fine.
For more information on scams, members of the public can visit scamalert.sg or call the Anti-Scam Hotline at 1800-722-6688. Anyone with information on such scams may call the Police hotline at 1800-255 0000or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness.
Source: Singapore Police Force