The Police will be charging a 57-year-old man in court on 17 March 2023 for his suspected involvement in a case of misappropriating at least $2.3 million.
On 29 December 2022, the Police received a report of a case of criminal breach of trust where the victim had handed over large sums of money to the man to pay for the construction of a house. Between 2016 and 2021, the victim had issued cheques amounting to at least $8 million on the man’s request. Sometime in 2021, the construction works stopped and were not completed. The victim suspected that the man had misappropriated the monies and reported the matter to the Police.
Another 47-year-old man is currently assisting with the Police investigations.
The offence of criminal breach of trust under Section 406 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 carries an imprisonment term of up to seven years and a fine. The Police takes a serious view of any person who engages in fraudulent or dishonest conduct. Offenders will be dealt with severely in accordance with the law.
If you have information relating to such crimes or if you are in doubt, please call the Police Hotline at 1800-255-0000, or submit it online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness. All information will be kept strictly confidential.
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
17 March 2023 @ 1:50 AM