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A 36-year-old man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a series of fake gold scams at various pawnshops.
The police received a report on Nov 8 that someone had pawned gold bangles that were believed to be fake at a pawnshop.
Several similar cases were reported between Nov 1 and 8 at other pawnshops, further investigations revealed.
Following extensive investigations to establish the identity of the man, officers from Bedok Police Division arrested the culprit on Nov 9 while he was trying to leave the country.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the man is also suspected to be involved in more than five such cases.
He was charged in court on Nov 11 with the offence of cheating, under Section 420 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224.
For more information on scams, members of the public can visit scamalert.sg or call the Anti-Scam Hotline at 1800-722-6688.
Anyone with information on such scams may call the police hotline at 1800-255 0000 or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness.