52-year-old man being investigated for spending more than $300 using debit card he found

A 52-year-old man is being investigated for allegedly making more than $300 worth of unauthorised transactions with a found debit card.

The police said they received a report on Feb 18 from a victim who discovered several unauthorised transactions had been made with her debit card.

Officers from Bedok Police Division established the identity of the man.

Several household items and toys were seized as case exhibits.

Police investigations are ongoing.

The offence of cheating carries a jail term of up to 10 years and a fine.

The police would like to remind members of the public that unauthorised use of another person’s credit or debit card is a serious offence, the statement added.

Credit and debit card holders are advised to adopt the following crime prevention measures:

  • Keep your credit or debit cards safe with you at all times;

  • Call your card issuing banks immediately if your credit or debit cards are lost or stolen;

  • Opt for an SMS notification to be sent to your mobile phone for any charges incurred on your credit or debit cards; and,

  • Check your bank statements regularly and alert the bank immediately should there be any discrepancies or unauthorised charges.