Woman arrested for using stolen credit card information to make over 30 unauthorised transactions

A 28-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly using stolen credit card information to make unauthorised transactions amounting to more than $3,200.

The police said in a statement on Wednesday (May 18) that they received a report on Apr 7 from a victim who discovered several unauthorised online transactions had been made using his credit card information.

Officers from the Commercial Affairs Department established the identity of the woman and arrested her on Tuesday (May 17).

Preliminary investigations revealed she had allegedly stolen the victim's credit card information and later used it to make more than 30 unauthorised transactions.

She is also believed to be involved in two other similar reports lodged in March and May this year.

Some apparel and three suitcases, which are believed to have been purchased using the victim's credit card information, were seized as case exhibits.

The woman will be charged in court on Thursday (May 19) with cheating which is punishable with up to 10 years' jail and a fine.

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

"The police take a serious view against any person who commits fraud and the perpetrators will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

All credit/debit cardholders are advised to call their card-issuing banks immediately if their credit or debit cards are lost or stolen, and to adopt the following crime prevention measures:


  • Keep your credit or debit cards safe with you at all times;

  • Opt in for SMS notifications to be sent to your mobile phone for any charges incurred on your credit or debit cards; and

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


  • Do not give out your credit or debit card details to unknown persons;

  • Do not reveal your OTPs to anyone; and

  • Do not expose your credit or debit cards. Keep them in your purse or wallet until you are ready to make your purchases.