The Police have arrested a 31-year-old man for his suspected involvement in using another person's credit card to make unauthorised retail purchases.

On 18 November 2018, the Police were informed by a victim that there were several unauthorised transactions, amounting to more than $5,000, made with his missing credit card.

Through follow-up investigations, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department established the identity of the man and arrested him along Bayfront Avenue on 20 November 2018 at about 3.50pm. Three shirts and one power bank were seized as case exhibits.

The man will be charged in court on 22 November 2018 with the offences of cheating and dishonest misappropriation of property under Section 420 and Section 403 of the Penal Code respectively. Any person who is convicted for cheating shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to a fine. Any person who is convicted for dishonest misappropriation of property shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 2 years, or with fine, or with both.

The Police would like to remind merchants and sales staff to exercise vigilance and adopt correct card acceptance procedures when processing credit card transactions. They should look out for the name and security features on the card face and if they are suspicious, they should contact their processing bank immediately for advice.

Source: Singapore Police Force