The Police have arrested a 44-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of prayer scam.
On 8 May 2017, the Police received a report from a victim informing that she was purportedly cheated by a man who told her that someone had cast a black magic spell on her. On the pretext of conducting prayers for her, the man collected a series of payments from the victim amounting to a total sum of S$52,250. After the payments were made, the man became uncontactable.
Through follow up investigations, officers from Tanglin Police Division arrested the man on 6 October 2017.
The man will be charged in Court on 7 October 2017 with the offence of Cheating under Section 420 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. Any person found guilty of the offence of cheating may be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend up to 10 years, and shall also be liable to a fine.
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
07 October 2017 @ 1:15 AM