Man Arrested For A Series Of Cheating By Personation

The Police have arrested a 34yearold man for a series of cheating by personation cases.

Between December 2018 and September 2019, the Police received several reports from victims that an unknown man was using their identities for various transactions without their prior knowledge or approval. The man had kept records of the victims' identity cards which he had procured when they responded to his online advertisement, requesting to rent vehicles from him. The man subsequently misused the victims' identities by pasting his own image copies of their identity cards. The man used these doctored copies to apply for loans with the banks, rent accommodation, register for telecommunication services, and rent cars.

Through investigations, officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division arrested the man on 14 October 2019.

The man will be charged in court on 16 October 2019 with cheating by personation under Section 419 of the Penal Code Chapter 224. The offence carries an imprisonment term that may extend to 5 years, or with fine, or both.

Source: Singapore Police Force