Four men, aged between 30 and 36, have been arrested for their suspected involvement in using another person’s credit cards to make unauthorised retail purchases of mobile devices.
On Thursday (Sep 19), a retail manager of a shop along New Upper Changi Road alerted the police to a case of a man who was suspected to have purchased mobile devices with a stolen credit card.
Officers from Bedok Police Division responded and arrested the 31-year-old man.
Two credit cards which belonged to another person, and a mobile phone were found in his possession and seized as case exhibits.
Through follow-up investigations, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department and Airport Police Division identified three other accomplices and arrested them in the vicinity of Airport Boulevard on the same day.
Eight mobile devices, three caps, and a card pouch, were seized as case exhibits.
Preliminary investigations revealed that one of the men is believed to have picked up the credit cards.
The four men used the found credit cards to make several unauthorised retail purchases of mobile devices amounting to more than $7,900/- between Sep 18 and 19.
The men will be charged in court on Saturday (Sep 21) with the offence of abetment by conspiracy to cheat under
If convicted, they will face a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine.