The Police have arrested a 17-year-old female teenager for her suspected involvement in a series of loanshark harassment.
On 30 June 2020, the Police were alerted to a case of loanshark harassment along Choa Chu Kang North 7 where the door and gate of a residential unit was being splashed with paint.
Through investigations, officers from Jurong Police Division and Bedok Police Division established the identity of the teenager and arrested her on 1 July 2020 along Haig Road where she was purportedly planning to harass another debtor. Preliminary investigations revealed that the teenager is believed to be involved in several other cases of loanshark harassment.
The teenager will be charged in court on 2 July 2020 under the Moneylenders Act (Revised Edition 2010). For first time offenders, the offence carries a fine not less than $5,000 and not more than $50,000, mandatory imprisonment of up to five years and mandatory caning of up to six strokes.
The Police have zero tolerance for loanshark harassment activities. Those who deliberately vandalise properties, cause annoyance and disruptions to public safety, peace and security, will be dealt with severely in accordance with the law.
Members of the public are advised to stay away from loansharks and not work with or assist the loansharks in any way. The public can call the Police at ‘999’ or the X-Ah Long hotline at 1800-924-5664 if they suspect or know of anyone who could be involved in loansharking activities.
Source: Singapore Police Force