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The Police have arrested a 29-year-old woman for her suspected involvement in a series of forgery of cheques.

On 20 March 2020, the Police received a report from a victim claiming that money had been defrauded from the organisation he worked at as a result of cheques doctored by the woman. Through investigations, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the woman and arrested her on 25 March 2020 along Bedok North Road. She is believed to have doctored more than 10 cheques while employed at the same organisation and encashed at least S$151,000 using the cheques.  

Police investigations against the woman are ongoing.

The offence of forgery of cheques under Section 467 of the Penal Code carries an imprisonment term up to 15 years and a fine. The offence of acquiring benefits of criminal conduct under Section 47(1) of the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act carries an imprisonment term up to 10 years and a fine of up to $500,000.


PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
26 March 2020 @ 10:30 AM
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