10 Jan '12, 12pm

Woman arrested for cheating

SINGAPORE: Police have nabbed a 23-year-old woman, believed to be involved in at least seven cases of cheating island-wide by impersonating as the victims' cousin. Her mode of operation involved getting the victims' contact via social networking site Facebook. After trawling through Facebook, she would SMS her targets and ask for loans ranging from S$500 to S$2,000. As part of her ruse, she claimed that she was using a new number because she had lost or changed her old mobile number. The unsuspecting victims would then transfer their money into the woman's POSB bank account. The victims only realised that they had been cheated after checking with their own cousins. Acting on information from one victim, police ambushed the suspect at about 3am early Tuesday morning in the vicinity of Hougang Central. She will be charged in court on Wednesday. If convicted, she could be fin...

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