Crime

23 months’ jail and 6 cane strokes for police officer impersonator

The court punished a jobless man for duping and imposing as a police officer to an intellectually disabled woman with 23 months’ jail and six strokes of cane on 13 December. The man, Samad Saptu (47) had posed as police officer and ordered a woman with mild intellectual disability to get into his car along a service road leading to Jalan …

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23-yr-old male sentenced with 18 months’ jail for fake bomb threat

Sze Kai Xuan (23), who posted a fake bomb threat on a social website in January this year, was sentenced to 18 months’ jail in court on 8 Dec. Sze posted on tagged.com that he would bomb City Hall on 14 January. Upon being informed of his message, the Public Transport Security Command of the Singapore Police Force immediately dispatched …

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Social service officer convicted of misusing S$343,480 from ComCare funds

A social service officer, Chia Kwang Hwee, 33, was convicted of misusing S$343,480 funds from the Community Care Endowment Fund (ComCare) over three years, between Nov 2011 and Aug 2014 and was charged under the Penal Code, Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act and the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefts) Act. Chia was charged with 126 counts …

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70 arrested for cases of scams involving more than $629,000

Singapore Police Force (SPF) held a 3-day operation conducted between 5 December and 7 December 2016, where 70 persons were rounded up for their suspected involvement in various scams. It said that 41 men and 29 women, aged between 17 and 68, are suspected to be involved in 187 cases of scams involving more than $629,000. The Police stated that …

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34-yr-old female arrested for alleged involvement in job scam

Singapore Police Force (SPF) has arrested a 34-year-old woman who is believed to be involved in a job scam. The Police said that it received a report from a victim on 12 October 2016, informing that the suspect had collected money from her on the pretext of a job offer. The victim then paid the suspect a deposit for the job …

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CNB: Malaysian male arrested in suspicion of heroin trafficking to Singapore

A man suspected involved in the supply of large quantities of heroin to drug traffickers and 14 of his associates were arrested in Malaysia, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) stated on Sunday (4 Dec). Channel NewsAsia wrote that in a co-operation operation between CNB and Malaysia’s Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID), a Johor-based Malaysian male (30) was arrested last Firday …

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Scammer using Friends Feature on Facebook, steals more than $14,600

Seven victims have been scammed on Facebook, with at least $14,600 stolen from them, the police informed in a press release on Friday (2 Dec). The scam used ‘Facebook Friends’ feature and contacted the targeted users of the Facebook platform, saying they saw the victims’ names posted in a lists of contest winners on several Facebook pages created by the …

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