22-year-old man jailed three years for credit card fraud

A 22-year-old man, Tay Tee Chong, was convicted for carrying out fraudulent retail purchases using counterfeit credit cards.

On Jul 28, 2016, a sales manager informed the Police of purchases being made with counterfeit credit cards.

After making his purchases, the suspect tried to leave Singapore about 9.30pm.

He was detained at the Woodlands Checkpoint.

The Police found in his possession six counterfeit credit cards, and a handbag valued at $2000 which was purchased with a counterfeit credit card.

On Jun 6, 2017, Tay Tee Chong was convicted and sentenced to 3 years imprisonment for six counts of Abetment by Conspiracy to Possess Forged Valuable Security and Abetment by Conspiracy to Cheat.

Fifteen other charges were taken into consideration for the purpose of sentencing.

In the media release, the Police mentioned:

“Anyone found guilty of Possession of Forged Valuable Security can be jailed up to 15 years, and will also be liable to fine.”

“Anyone found guilty of Cheating can be jailed up to 10 years, and will also be liable to fine.”

Particularly during the current Great Singapore Sale, the public is reminded to exercise vigilance and adopt correct card acceptance procedures when processing credit card transactions.

Merchants and sales staff should look out for the various security features on the card face.

If they are suspicious, you should contact your processing bank immediately for advice.

Images taken from UniBul’s Money Blog have been added to the gallery to aid you in how to authenticate credit cards.