Man and woman arrested for suspected credit card thefts

A man and woman are suspected of being involved in more than 90 cases of cheating.
A man and woman are suspected of being involved in more than 90 cases of cheating.PHOTO: POLICE

SINGAPORE - A man and a woman have been arrested for their suspected involvement in more than 90 cheating cases, police said on Wednesday (May 31).

Police received a report on May 16 that credit card details which were believed to have been stolen were used to make online purchases.

The suspects, aged 30 and 33, were arrested along Scotts Road on Tuesday.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects are believed to have used stolen credit cards to make unauthorised purchases online and from retail outlets.

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They are believed to be involved in more than 90 such cases amounting to about $45,000 since February.

If found guilty of abetment of cheating by conspiracy, they can be jailed up to 10 years and fined.

Police advised members of the public to take the following precautions:

  • During a transaction, keep an eye on your card. Make sure you get it back before you leave;
  • Save your receipts to compare with the bank statement;
  • Open your bills promptly, or check them online regularly, and tally them with the purchases you have made;
  • Report any suspicious transactions to the card issuer immediately.