Woman duped foreigners into paying for forged passport renewal appointment letters

A 44-year-old woman has been arrested for cheating.

The police said in a statement that they were alerted on Jan 20 to a case where a woman had allegedly cheated more than 20 victims of foreign nationality into paying a fee between $25 and $125 for forged passport renewal appointment letters.

Officers from Tanglin Police Division established the identity of the woman and arrested her on Jan 21.

The woman will be charged in court with cheating.

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

The police added in their statement: "The Police take a serious view of persons who may be involved in scams and frauds, and perpetrators will be dealt with, in accordance with the law."