The Police have arrested a 24-year-old woman for her suspected involvement in using a found credit card to make unauthorised transactions.
On 3 May 2020, the Police received a report from a victim who discovered that several unauthorised purchases had been made with her missing credit card.
Through investigations, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department established the identity of the woman and arrested her on 26 May 2020. Preliminary investigations revealed that the woman is believed to have misappropriated the victim’s credit card and used it to make unauthorised transactions for purchases amounting to more than $960. A mobile phone, a gift card and an EZ-Link stored value card, which are believed to have been purchased using the victim’s credit card, were seized as case exhibits.
Police investigations are ongoing. The offence of cheating under Section 420 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, carries an imprisonment term of up to 10 years, and a fine.
The Police would like to remind members of the public that unauthorised use of another person’s credit/debit card is a serious offence.
The Police would like to advise all credit/debit card holders to call their card issuing banks immediately if their credit/debit cards are lost or stolen, and to adopt the following measures to prevent unauthorised use of their cards:
- Opt for an SMS notification to be sent to your mobile phone for any charges incurred on your credit/debit card; and
- Check bank statements and alert the bank immediately should there be any discrepancies or fraudulent charges.
Case Exhibits Seized
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
26 May 2020 @ 9:35 PM