Man who sent threatening letters as 'Lord Voldermort' arrested for attempted extortion

A scene from the film Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Ralph Fiennes, who plays Lord Voldemort. The 35-year-old man has been arrested for attempted extortion. PHOTO: WARNER BROS

SINGAPORE - A man posing as "Lord Voldermort" and sending threatening letters to victims has been arrested.

The 35-year-old man was arrested along Choa Chu Kang Central on Friday (Sept 15), the police said in a statement.

He had sent threatening letters to victims, asking them to buy and transfer Bitcoins to his account.

He signed off those letters as "Lord Voldermort".

The police noted that "to date, no Bitcoins have been transferred to the said account".

Victims made police reports last month, and Nee Soon GRC MP Lee Bee Wah alerted Yishun residents to the incident on Facebook. The Straits Times understands that the suspect sent letters to residents in several housing estates.

Ang Mo Kio Police Division officers arrested the culprit after extensive follow-up investigations.

He will be charged with an offence of attempted extortion.

If found guilty, he can be jailed for two to five years and caned.

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