Man arrested for spending more than $6,700 with found credit card

A 23-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly spending more than $6,700 with a credit card he had found.

The police said in a statement they received a report on Sept 25 from a victim who discovered that several unauthorised transactions had been made with his missing credit card.

Officers established the identity of the man and arrested him on Thursday (Sept 29).

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man had allegedly found the victim's credit card and subsequently used it to make three unauthorised transactions amounting to more than $6,700.

A pawn ticket, receipts and the victim's credit card were found in his possession and seized as case exhibits.

A bangle, which was believed to have been purchased using the victim's credit card was also seized.

The man will be charged in court on Friday (Sept 30) with cheating.

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

"Unauthorised use of another person's credit/debit card is a serious offence," the police said.

"The police take a serious view against any person who commits fraud, and the perpetrators will be dealt with in accordance with the law."

The police advise all credit/debit card holders to call their card-issuing banks immediately if their credit/debit cards are lost or stolen, and to adopt the following crime prevention measures:


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

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

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


  • Do not give out your credit or debit card details to unknown persons;

  • Do not reveal your OTPs to anyone; and

  • Do not expose your credit or debit cards. Keep them in your purse or wallet until you are ready to make your purchases.