Woman arrested for allegedly spending more than $960 with credit card that she found

A 24-year-old woman has been arrested for her suspected involvement in using a credit card she found to make unauthorised transactions.

The police said in a statement they received a report from a victim on May 3 who discovered that several unauthorised purchases had been made with her missing credit card.

Officers from the Commercial Affairs Department established the identity of the woman and arrested her on Tuesday (May 26).

Preliminary investigations revealed that the woman is believed to have misappropriated the victim's credit card and used it to make unauthorised transactions for purchases amouting to more than $960.

A mobile phone, a gift card and an EZ-Link stored value card, which are believed to have been purchased during the victim's credit card, were sezied as case exhibits.

Police investigations are ongoing

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

The police want to remind members of the public that unauthorised use of another person's credit or debit card is a serious offence.

All credit/debit cardholders are advised to call their card issuing banks immediately if their cards are lost or stolen and to adopt the following measures to prevent unauthorised use of their cards:

  • Opt for an SMS notification to be sent to your mobile phone for any charges incurred on your credit/debit card; and

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