SINGAPORE - Three suspects have been arrested for a series of cheating cases involving the pawning of fake gold bangles and chains, said the police in a statement on Sunday (Oct 9).
Following a report made on Friday (Oct 7), officers from the Ang Mo Kio Division identified the three men, aged between 34 and 40. They also seized $5,350 in cash and some of the fake bangles and chains.
The men are believed to be involved in several similar cases of cheating at pawnshops islandwide.
They are expected to be charged under the offence of cheating. If found guilty, they could be jailed up to 10 years and fined.
The police added in the statement that pawnshop owners should be vigilant against similar ruses. They should check and verify the identities of individuals who pawn items, as well as their guarantors.
Pawnshop owners are also encouraged to carry out detailed examinations of the items to be pawned before making any transactions.