Teens forged screenshots of PayNow transfers to pay for food delivery, 3 arrested for cheating

Three teenagers between 15 and 18 years old were arrested for their suspected involvement in a series of cheating, involving the non-payment for food items that were delivered to them, said the police.

The police received several reports from victims who were purportedly cheated by the trio between July 2 and 17.

They would order food items on cash-on-delivery payment terms but insist on making PayNow transfers when the deliveries were made.

They allegedly showed forged screenshots of PayNow payments. The victims subsequently discovered that the transfers were not made.

Through follow-up investigations, officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division established the identities of the teens and arrested them on Monday (July 17).

Preliminary investigations revealed that they are believed to be involved in at least five similar cases with losses amounting to more than $900.

The two who are aged 17 and 18 were to be charged in court on Wednesday with the offence of abetment by conspiracy to commit cheating, which carries an imprisonment term of up to 10 years and a fine.

Investigations against the 15-year-old are ongoing.