Woman who allegedly offered air tickets at discount, cheated victims of up to $16k arrested

A 40-year-old woman who is believed to be involved in a series of cheating cases has been arrested, the police said in a statement on Wednesday (June 6).

The police said that they received reports from several victims between May 3 and 31 saying that they had been contacted by a woman who offered to sell them airline tickets at a discounted price.

The victims were then directed to make deposits ranging from $1,400 to $16,000 purportedly for the purchase of the tickets.

However, after collecting the deposits, the woman became uncontactable.

Officers from Tanglin Police Division established the identity of the woman through follow-up investigations and arrested her on June 6.

The woman will be charged in court on Thursday (June 7) with cheating.

If found guilty, she may be punished with up to 10 years' jail and also be liable to a fine.

The police advise members of the public to be cautious when dealing with an unknown person and to purchase airline tickets from an accredited travel agent.