The Police have arrested two men aged 58 and 62 for their suspected involvement in an inheritance scam.
6 March 2017, the Police received a report from a victim stating that between February 2016 and March 2017, he handed more than $45,000 to his friend, purportedly for the latter to help their mutual friend pay the Malaysian authorities. The purpose of the payment was to facilitate the retrieval of an inheritance, which was said to amount to more than $US15 million. Despite promises that his loan would be returned, the victim failed to recover his money from both suspects.
Officers from Bedok Division conducted extensive investigations and established the identities of the suspects, who were subsequently arrested along Bedok Reservoir Road on 7 March 2017.
The duo will be charged in Court on 8 March 2017 with the offence of Cheating, under Section 420 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. Any person found guilty of Cheating may be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to fine.
Source: Singapore Police Force