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LOANSHARK ARRESTED FOR SPLASHING BLUE PAINT & LEAVING NOTE @ CHAI CHEE HDB UNIT

A 33-year-old man was arrested by the police for his suspected involvement in a case of loan shark harassment at a HDB unit at Chai Chee.

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The Singapore Police Force was alerted to the incident on 30 November at about 9.50pm, at a residential unit along Chai Chee Road.

The unit was splashed with blue paint and a debtor’s note that read “CALL BACK FOR SETTLE, O$P$” was seen left at on the ground.

Police officers from the Bedok and Woodlands Police Division identified the alleged loan shark through follow-up investigations and the use of police and CCTV cameras, and he was arrested on 2 December.

He was charged in court yesterday (3 December).

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The police’s preliminary investigations revealed that the man was allegedly involved in at least 5 other cases of loanshark harassment.

Potential penalties

Persons found guilty of harassing someone on behalf of unlicensed moneylenders face a jail term of up to 5 years, a fine between $5,000 to $50,000 and caned between 3 to 6 strokes.

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