A 36 year old man is set to be charged in court on Saturday (Nov 13) for allegedly being involved in cases of cheating.
One of the alleged incident is where he pretended to be a gynaecologist and asked a lady to photograph her genitals and send the picture to him.
His modus operandi was to create a Facebook profile that resembles that of a gynaecologist and thereafter used the account to cheat women under the pretext of ‘campaigning for women’s health’ and for ‘medical diagnosis and research’.
Police officers from the Tanglin division subsequently arrested the man after identifying his identity through follow-up investigations.
Investigations at the preliminary stage has found him allegedly also involved in other cheating cases.
Electronic devices which the man used to carry out his crime were seized by the police as evidence.
If found guilty of cheating by impersonation, the man can be jailed up to five years, fined or both.
Police have also issued a stern warning against impersonating other people and will take action against those who take the law lightly.
They also urged the public to be more vigilant when adding friends on social media especially unknown persons.
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