16 arrested for involvement in bank loan scam

Sixteen people have been arrested for suspected involvement in bank loan scam. They took out loans from bank and were uncontactable when chased for repayment.

Sixteen people have been arrested in Singapore
Sixteen people have been arrested for suspected involvement in bank loan scam. Photo courtesy: keneticks

Out of these sixteen, eleven men and five women were detained after a three-day operation, following police raids at several places in Singapore including Changi, Simei, Sims Avenue, Buangkok Green, Ang Mo Kio, Toa Payoh, Telok Ayer and Tuas.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects had used forged employment letters to support their application for personal loans," said the police in a statement.

"The amount defrauded amounted to more than $189,000."

The arrested people are in the age group of 24 to 56 years. Investigations are being done jointly by police and Central Division and Commercial Affairs Department.

If charged and convicted of cheating, they can be jailed up to 10 years and fined.

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Ashraf Jamal
Ashraf Jamal – Senior Writer

Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.

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