The Police have arrested a 63 year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of cheating.
On 27 July 2020, the Police received a report of alleged cheating. A female victim had befriended the man through an online dating application and was allegedly cheated of more than $11,000 by the man after a week or so. The victim lodged a police report when she was unable to get the full sum of money back from the man.
Through follow-up investigations, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 3 August 2020.
Police investigation are ongoing against the man. The offence of cheating under section 420 of the Penal Code carries a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine.
Members of the public are advised to be careful when befriending strangers online. They should also be wary when they are asked to send money to people they do not know or have not met in person before. Be in control of your emotions and meet all requests for money with a cool head.
Source: Singapore Police Force