Woman arrested for spending over $13k with stolen credit card info on shoes, eyeshadow and more

A 27-year-old woman was arrested for her suspected involvement in using stolen credit card information to make unauthorised transactions amounting to more than $13,000, said police.

The police received a report on July 30 from a victim who discovered that several unauthorised online transactions had been made with her credit card information.

Through follow-up investigations, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department established the identity of the woman and arrested her on Oct 20.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the woman had allegedly stolen the victim’s credit card information and used it to make more than 190 unauthorised transactions.

A pair of shoes and a box of eyeshadow, which are believed to have been purchased using the victim’s credit card information, were seized as case exhibits.

The woman was to be charged in court on Oct 22 with unauthorised access to computer materials, which carries a fine not exceeding $5,000, an imprisonment term of up to two years, or both.

The police would like to advise all credit and debit card holders to call their card-issuing banks immediately if their credit and debit cards are lost or stolen.