Singapore's police said on Saturday, August 18, that two men aged 23 were arrested this week for their alleged involvement in a series of online purchase returns.
As stated in a statement, police said on August 1 that they had received a report of several suspicious refund transactions of approximately $ 25,900 on an online shopping platform. This was done between August 2017 and March 2018 in 39 occasions.
These two men were supposed to have created several accounts on the store platform with different details. The police also said that they placed orders for valuables, such as game console components, mobile phones and other supplements.
After receiving the items, both accused submitted requests for reimbursement and argued that they had not received any items. The police also said that they later listed the articles online for resale at a large store location.
After receiving the complaints officers from the Central Police Division they started their investigation and after identifying those two suspects they arrested these men separately on Monday 13 August and Tuesday 14 August. While a suspect was arrested on Lorong 5 Toa Payoh, the police arrested the other man in Ang Mo Kio Ave 1. The police later found the stolen items worth around $ 15,000.
According to the Penal Code Section 420, which regulates the cheating and unfair delivery of a delivery of goods, the person who is deceiving and deceiving the deceiver deceptively to deliver a property to a person, or to the whole or a part of a valuable value to make, modify or destroy security, or anything that is signed or sealed, and that is capable of being converted into a valuable security, will be punished with imprisonment for a term that can be extended to 10 year, and s hall also liable for penalty.