The police have arrested a 44-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of cheating.

On 18 June 2020, the police received a report from a victim who was cheated of his money he had paid in advance for room rental of a residential unit on 27 April 2020. The victim had responded to an advertisement on Facebook and was convinced to transfer money via internet banking to the man who claimed to be the owner of the residential unit. The man became uncontactable after the payment was made.

Through investigations, officers from the Ang Mo Kio Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him in the vicinity of Circuit Road on 2 July 2020. Preliminary investigations revealed that the man was not the owner of the residential unit he had advertised. He was also believed to be involved in at least 11 similar cases of cheating amounting to a total of more than $14,500.

The man will be charged in court on 4 July 2020 for cheating under Section 420 of the Penal Code which carries an imprisonment term of up to 10 years, and a fine.



Source: Singapore Police Force