62-year-old auntie allegedly left loanshark note, secured gate with bicycle lock

A 62-year-old woman was arrested on Oct 10 for her suspected involvement in a case of loanshark harassment.

The police received a report of loanshark harassment on Oct 4, where a debtor note was pasted on the main gate of a residential unit along Fernvale Street which was locked with a bicycle lock.

With the help of  CCTVs and Police Cameras (POLCAMs) and through investigations, officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division established the identity of the suspect and arrested her.

Sengkang Neighbourhood Police Centre put up a Facebook post on Oct 8 appealing for information about the case.

The woman will be charged in court tomorrow (Oct 12) under the Moneylenders Act 2010 (Revised Edition).

First-time offenders found guilty of loanshark harassment shall be fined from $5,000 to $50,000 with mandatory imprisonment of up to 5 years.

The police said they have zero tolerance against loanshark harassment activities.

Those who deliberately vandalise properties, cause annoyance and disruptions to public sense of 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 the loansharks in any way.

The public can call the Police at ‘999’ or the X-Ah Long hotline at 1800-924-5664 if they suspect or know of anyone who could be involved in illegal loansharking activities.