The Police have arrested a 23-year-old woman for her suspected involvement in a case of loanshark harassment.
On 20 August 2022, the Police were alerted to a case of loanshark harassment along Tampines Avenue 5 where a residential unit was splashed with unknown liquid and a debtor’s note was placed on the floor. Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from Police cameras, officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the woman and arrested her on the same day. One mobile phone was seized as a case exhibit.
The 23-year-old woman will be charged in court on 22 August 2022. Under the Moneylenders Act 2008, first-time offenders found guilty of loanshark harassment shall be punished with imprisonment of up to five years, a fine between $5,000 and $50,000, and caning of up to six strokes.
The Police have zero tolerance against loanshark harassment activities. Those who deliberately cause annoyance and disruption to public safety and security, will be dealt with severely in accordance with the law.
Members of the public are advised to stay away from loansharks and not to work with or assist them in any way. The public can call the Police at ‘999’ or the X-Ah Long hotline at 1800-924-5664 if they suspect or know of anyone who could be involved in loansharking activities.