Man Arrested For Multiple Cases Of Cheating
The Police have arrested a 32-year-old man for his suspected involvement in multiple cases of cheating.
Between April and July 2019, the Police received two reports of cheating where the suspect would offer remittance services to victims by providing favorable exchange rate from Renminbi (RMB) to Singapore dollars. After the victims transferred the money to an overseas bank account, the suspect failed to deliver the Singapore dollars and became evasive.
Through ground enquiries, officers from Central Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 16 July 2019. Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect is believed to be involved in more than ten other similar cases reported island-wide amounting to more than RMB 3 million dollars.
The man will be charged in court on 18 July 2019 with cheating under Section 420 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. Anyone convicted of cheating shall be punished with an imprisonment term which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to fine.
Source: Singapore Police Force