Duo arrested for camera rental scams

Duo arrested for camera rental scams
PHOTO: Singapore Police Force

A 25-year-old man and 20-year-old woman have been arrested for a series of cheating cases where they would rent cameras and accessories from others, then put them for sale online.

Victims of the scams had made police reports between July 1 and 22, 2017, as they were unable to contact the 'customers' who had rented the equipment from them. 

After follow-up investigations, officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division arrested the pair on July 26 along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, said a statement from the Singapore Police Force.

Camera equipment and accessories were recovered and seized. They were also found in possession of stun guns, a retractable baton as well as identity cards and a passport belonging to other individuals.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects would use false identities to rent the cameras from the victims. The duo would then put up the cameras and accessories for sale on online shopping platforms.

If found guilty of the offence of Cheating by Personation, they may face a jail term of up to five years, or with a fine, or with both.

Police investigations are ongoing.

candicec@sph.com.sg

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