MAN ARRESTED FOR CHEATING

The Police have arrested a 33-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a case of cheating with conspiracy.

On 28 July 2020, the Police received a report from a victim who was purportedly cheated into making payments via bank transfer after providing his banking details and OTP to a scammer impersonating as a bank staff over the phone. As a result, an estimated sum of S$35,350 was transferred out from the victim’s bank account.

Through investigations, officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 19 August 2020. Seven other subjects are also assisting with police investigations.

The man will be charged in court on 20 August 2020 with cheating with conspiracy under Section 420 read with and Section 109 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. The offence carries an imprisonment term of up to 10 years, and a fine.

 

Source: Singapore Police Force