Two women arrested for unauthorised transactions using stolen credit card

Two women arrested for unauthorised transactions using stolen credit card

Two women, aged 29 and 37, were arrested for their suspected involvement in using a stolen credit card to make unauthorised retail purchases.

The Police said that it was informed by the victim that there were several unauthorised transactions, amounting to more than $1,300/-, made with his credit card on 30 November 2018.

Through follow up investigations, the police said its officers from the Commercial Affairs Department arrested the two women on 1 December 2018.

The police then seized an assortment of toiletries, packaged food and drinks, and cosmetic jewellery which are believed to have been purchased using the stolen credit card.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects are believed to have made at least 22 unauthorised credit card transactions in November 2018.

According to the police, both women will be charged in court on 3 December 2018 with the offence of abetment by conspiracy to cheat under Section 420 read with Section 109 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224. If convicted of cheating, they shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 10 years, and shall be liable to a fine.

The Police reminded merchants and sales staff to exercise vigilance and adopt correct card acceptance procedures when processing credit card transactions. They should look out for the name and security features on the card face and if they are suspicious, they should contact their processing bank immediately for advice.

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