A 36-year-old man was arrested on Monday (25 July) due to his alleged involvement in a scam which he impersonated as a police officer to cheat another of confidential banking details and transferred money from the bank account to his own.
Singapore Police Force (SPF) shared on its Facebook Page that they received a report from a bank saying that a man made suspicious transactions from his bank account on Monday ( 25 July). Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department and Commercial Affairs Department then proceeded with their investigation on the matter.
Preliminary investigations showed that around 10 am in the morning, a 37-year-old woman was being called by a man who said that he was a Police officer. The man then asked her to provide her internet banking credentials and One-Time Password for investigation purposes.
Later in that day, she discovered that as much as $32,000 had been transferred from her bank’s account to the suspect’s bank account.
At 5.45am on the same day, the police arrested the suspect via a Police operation.
The suspect will be charged in Court today (27 July), with the offence of Dishonestly Receiving Stolen Property, which carries an imprisonment term of up to five years, or with fine, or with both.
There had been various impersonations of government agencies that took place in recent days.