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