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MAN SCAMMED LUXURY SHOP OF $23K WORTH OF ITEMS, TRICK THEM USING SCREENSHOTS OF PAYMENT

The Police have arrested a 25-year-old man for his suspected involvement in a series of cheating cases involving the purchase of luxury items.

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On 28 November 2022, Police received reports from several luxury retail shops located along Bayfront Avenue on cheating cases involving losses amounting to S$22,280. Preliminary investigations revealed that on 27 November 2022, a man had visited the shops under the pretense of making purchases for luxury items. He purportedly deceived the shop assistants into believing that he had completed payment by showing them screenshots of payment made via digital fund transfer. It was later discovered that the payments were not made.

Through investigations and with the aid of images from CCTV footages, officers from Central Police Division established the identity of the man and arrested him on 30 November 2022. The luxury items were recovered and seized as case exhibits.

The man will be charged in court on 2 December 2022 for cheating and dishonestly inducing a delivery of property under Section 420 of the Penal Code 1871. The offence of cheating and dishonestly inducing a delivery of property carries an imprisonment term of up to ten years and a fine.

Investigations are ongoing.

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The Police takes a serious view of person who may be involved in scams, and perpetrators will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

The Police would like to remind all business owners to be vigilant against similar modus operandi, and to always verify proof of payment carefully.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
02 December 2022 @ 12:22 AM

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