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A 30-year-old woman has been arrested for her suspected involvement in using a stolen credit card to make unauthorised transactions.
The police said they received a report on May 4 from a victim who discovered that several unauthorised transactions were made with her missing credit card.
Through follow-up investigations, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department established the identity of the woman and arrested her on May 6.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the woman, who had attended a job interview at the victim's workplace, had allegedly misappropriated the victim's credit card and later used it to make more than 20 unauthorised transactions amounting to more than $5,000.
Some of the items that were purchased using the victim's credit card included two necklaces and two wallets.
The items were recovered and sezied as case exhibits.
The woman will be charged in court on on May 7 with cheating.
The offence carries a penalty of up to 10 years' jail and a fine. 5
The Police reminded members of public in their statement that unauthorised use of another person’s credit or debit card is a serious offence.
Credit and debit card holders are advised to adopt the following crime prevention measures:
Keep your credit or debit cards safe with you at all times;
Call your card-issuing bank immediately if your credit or debit cards are lost or stolen;
Opt for an SMS notification to be sent to your mobile phone for any charges incurred on your credit or debit cards; and
Check your bank statements regularly and alert the bank immediately should there be any discrepancies or unauthorised charges.