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27 Y.O ARRESTED AFTER SPENDING OVER $13,000 ON STOLEN CREDIT CARD

The Police have arrested a 27-year-old woman for her suspected involvement in using stolen credit card information to make unauthorised transactions amounting to more than $13,000.

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On 30 July 2022, the Police received a report from a victim who discovered that several unauthorised online transactions had been made with her credit card information.

Through follow-up investigations, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department established the identity of the woman and arrested her on 20 October 2022. Preliminary investigations revealed that the woman had allegedly stolen the victim’s credit card information and used it to make more than 190 unauthorised transactions. A pair of shoes, and a box of eyeshadow, which are believed to have been purchased using the victim’s credit card information, were seized as case exhibits.

The woman will be charged in court on 22 October 2022 with unauthorised access to computer materials under Section 3(1) read with Section 14 of the Computer Misuse Act 1993. The offence carries a fine not exceeding $5,000, an imprisonment term of up to two years, or both.

The Police would like to remind members of the public that unauthorised use of another person’s credit/debit card is a serious offence and take a serious view against any person who commits fraud and the perpetrators will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

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