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A 20-year-old woman allegedly cheated around 60 victims of money by soliciting donations for a stray cat that she claimed needed medical treatment.
However, it was found that there was no such cat being treated.
The police said they received a report on Tuesday (Nov 16), claiming that a woman was soliciting donations via crowdfunding on social media.
"The woman had purportedly solicited donations from victims for the purpose of providing medical treatment to a stray cat that was taken to a local vet," police added.
"It was later discovered that there was purportedly no such cat being treated.
"The woman had also allegedly forged a receipt to make it seem like there were medical bills paid for the stray cat."
Through follow-up investigations, officers from Bedok Police Division established the woman's identity and arrested her.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a total of about 60 people had responded and made donations to the cause.
Another 20-year-old man is also assisting with police investigations, which are ongoing.
The offence of cheating carries a jail term of up to 10 years and.or a fine.
Those with any information relating to such crimes can call the police hotline at 1800-255-0000, or submit it online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness. For urgent police assistance, please dial '999'.