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Woman Arrested For Unauthorised Transactions Using A Found Credit Card

The Police have arrested a 31-year-old woman for her suspected involvement in using a found credit card to make unauthorised transactions.

On 30 April 2021, the Police received a report from a victim who discovered that an unauthorised transaction had been made with his missing credit card.

Through investigations, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department established the identity of a 31-year-old woman and arrested her on 11 May 2021. Preliminary investigations revealed that the woman allegedly found the victim’s clutch bag which contained his wallet and several credit cards, and purportedly used one of the missing credit cards to make unauthorised transactions amounting to more than $11,000. A handbag, a bottle of perfume, a wallet, a clutch bag, and several credit cards were seized as case exhibits.

The woman will be charged in court on 14 May 2021 with cheating and dishonest misappropriation of property. The offence of cheating, punishable under Section 420 of the Penal Code, carries an imprisonment term of up to 10 years and a fine. The offence of dishonest misappropriation of property, punishable under Section 403 of the Penal Code, carries an imprisonment term of up to two years, a fine, or both.

The Police would like to remind members of the public that unauthorised use of another person’s credit/debit card is a serious offence. Credit and debit card holders are advised to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

  • Keep your credit or debit cards safe with you at all times;

  • Call your card issuing banks immediately if your credit or debit cards are lost or stolen;

  • Opt for an SMS notification to be sent to your mobile phone for any charges incurred on your credit or debit card; and

  • Check bank statements regularly and alert the bank immediately should there be any discrepancies or unauthorised transactions.

Case Exhibits Seized

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14 May 2021 @ 8:30 AM
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