Thursday, June 12, 2008

Man Arrested For Cheating 11 Tenants Of Deposits

Source : Channel NewsAsia, 11 June 2008

Police have arrested a 46-year-old man for cheating 11 tenants of rental deposits over the last two months.

The suspect, who is unemployed, had apparently approached unsuspecting housing agents to let out a three-room flat at Commonwealth Drive.

To allay the suspicions of the victims, he would hand over copies of his identity card, flat conservancy booklet and a bunch of keys.

He would then disappear after pocketing rental deposits of between S$150 and S$3,000.

Police were alerted to the scam within two weeks of the first incident. They eventually ambushed him at Causeway Point Shopping Centre in Woodlands on Tuesday. A bunch of keys and conservancy booklet were found on him.

The suspect will be charged in court on Thursday. If found guilty, he may face up to seven years in jail and a fine. - CNA/ac

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