Man arrested for allegedly cheating Lazada of more than $86k

A 22-year-old Singaporean man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in cheating online shopping platform Lazada of more than $86,000.

The police said in a statement they received a report on Tuesday (June 16) of suspected fraudulent activities on the online shopping platform.

Working closely with Lazada, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department established the identity of the man and arrested him on Thursday (June 18).

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man, who is an online seller, had posed as a buyer and defrauded Lazada of more than $86,000.

A mobile phone, laptops and two credit cards were seized as case exhibits.

The man will be charged in court on Friday (June 19).

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

The statement said: "The police take a serious view against any person who may be involved in fraud activities and the perpetrators will be dealt with in accordance with the law."