DUO ARRESTED FOR UNAUTHORISED TRANSACTIONS USING A FOUND CREDIT CARD

The Police have arrested a 52-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman for their suspected involvement in using another person’s credit card to make unauthorised transactions.

On 27 February 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 identities of the duo and arrested them on 9 March 2020. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is believed to have found the victim’s credit card and used it to make unauthorised transactions for retail purchases amounting to more than $1,700/-. Two mobile devices and a stored value card, which are believed to have been purchased using the victim’s credit card, were seized.

The duo will be charged in court on 10 March 2020 with abetment by conspiracy to cheat, punishable under Section 420 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. The offence a jail term of up to 10 years, and shall be liable to 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:

Source: Singapore Police Force