18-year-old woman arrested for loanshark harassment: Tampines unit splashed with thinner

An 18-year-old woman was arrested last Wednesday (Aug 17) for loanshark harassment after a Tampines flat was found splashed with thinner, with a debtor’s note placed on the floor.

The police said they were alerted to the case of loanshark harassment at Tampines Street 83 on August 15.

Through ground enquiries and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from Bedok Police Division established the woman's identity and arrested her.

One mobile phone was seized as a case exhibit.

The woman was charged in court on August 20. If convicted of loanshark harassment, she faces a fine between $5,000 and $50,000, and up to five years in jail.

The police said they have zero tolerance against loanshark harassment activities, adding: "Those who deliberately vandalise properties, cause annoyance or disrupt public safety, peace and security, will be arrested and dealt with severely in accordance with the law."

Members of the public are advised to stay away from loansharks and not to work with or assist them in any way.

You can call the police at '999' or the X-Ah Long hotline at 1800-924-5664 if you suspect or know of anyone who could be involved in loansharking activities.

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