SEVEN INVESTIGATED FOR COMMERCIAL CRIME AND CYBER-CRIME RELATED OFFENCES AMOUNTING TO MORE THAN $2.1 MILLION

Following a three-day operation conducted from 2 to 4 June 2020 by officers from Clementi Police Division, five women and two men, aged between 17 and 65, are currently assisting with investigations for their suspected involvement in commercial crime and cyber-crime related offences. The suspects are believed to be involved in 20 cases of commercial crime and cyber-crime related offences where victims lost more than $2.1 million.

Two women, aged 26 and 33, are believed to have misappropriated monies entrusted to them by their companies in two separate cases. They are being investigated for criminal breach of trust as an employee under Section 408 of the Penal Code, which carries a punishment of imprisonment for up to 15 years and a fine.

A 42-year-old man and a 65-year-old woman, are being investigated for two separate cases of cheating under Section 420 of the Penal Code. The woman will be charged in court on 5 June 2020 with cheating which carries a punishment of imprisonment for up to 10 years and a fine.

Two women and a man, aged between 17 and 25, are being investigated for three separate cases of unauthorised access to computer materials under Section 3(1) of the Computer Misuse Act. The man, aged 22, is also being investigated for cheating. One of the women, aged 25, will be charged in court on 5 June 2020 with unauthorised access to computer materials under Section 3(1) of the Computer Misuse Act which carries a fine not exceeding $5,000, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years, or both.

Commander of Clementi Police Division, Assistant Commissioner of Police Jarrod Pereira said: “The Police take a serious view against any person involved in scams and frauds, and perpetrators will be dealt with in accordance with the law.”

 

Source: Singapore Police Force