Woman arrested for suspected involvement in cheating cases

SINGAPORE - A 37-year-old woman was arrested on Monday (June 18) for suspected involvement in a series of cheating cases.

The woman had approached residents at Edgefield Plains in Punggol to request for loans between June 15 and 16. She promised to return the borrowed sums, ranging between $100 and $150, and provided her mobile phone number, but became uncontactable after receiving the money, the Singapore Police Force said in a statement on Tuesday.

The police said they received several reports which stated that the woman had cited reasons such as her family members' medical fees for the loan, and that she had given an invalid mobile phone number to those who had lent her money.

The woman was identified after ground inquiries and follow-up investigations by officers from the Ang Mo Kio Police Division. She was arrested along Edgefield Walk, near Edgefield Plains, on Monday.

Investigations are ongoing, the police said. If convicted, the woman can be jailed for up to 10 years, and fined.