The Police have arrested a 49-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of cheating.
On 9 September 2021, the Police received a report from a victim who was purportedly cheated by a man she got acquainted with on social media. The man had befriended the victim before allegedly cheating her of her money.
Through follow-up investigations, officers from Jurong Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is believed to be involved in several other cheating cases involving more than $8,100.
The man will be charged in court on 12 October 2021 with cheating under Section 420 of the Penal Code, which is punishable with an imprisonment term that may extend to 10 years, and a fine.
For more information on scams, members of the public may visit www.scamalert.sg or call the Anti-Scam Hotline at 1800-722-6688. Anyone with information on such scams may call the Police Hotline at 1800-255-0000 or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness.
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
11 October 2021 @ 11:15 PM