17 Jun '11, 2am

Former postman held over credit card thefts: By Tham Yuen-C A FORMER postman who allegedly filched credit cards

A FORMER postman who allegedly filched credit cards from mail he was delivering was arrested on Wednesday. The 23-year-old Malaysian man is said to be responsible for a spate of at least 15 credit card thefts and for the unauthorised spending on the cards. The Straits Times understands that the suspect had charged about RM60,000 (S$24,400) on items such as television sets, home theatre systems and car accessories. He was nabbed in Johor Baru by the Royal Malaysian Police on Wednesday and then extradited to Singapore. Fifteen people here had fallen victim to his alleged thefts since February this year. Since then, police here have received several reports of unauthorised credit card transactions made in Malaysia. The Singapore victims found out about the transactions when they received alerts from their banks. Each time, the transactions were made using either new or replac...

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