Five members of the trans-national counterfeit credit card syndicate happen to be sentenced to jail for offences like generating fraudulent retail purchases and possessing fake cards, claimed the Singapore Police Force in a news release on Monday (jul-24)
Their jail terms vary between 17 to 44 months.
Four Malaysians — about three guys and a female have been convicted in between Mar 9 and Jul 19. Still another syndicate member, 48-year-old Malaysian Law slender Poh, was convicted on Jan 19 to be in possession of counterfeit credit cards plus a forged identity document.
Police stated it initially received info on Jul 25 last year about using fake bank cards to make purchases and the three suspects were arrested that same day at Orchard MRT station. The suspects were identify has them as 23-year-old Chan Yew Choon, 30-year-old Chong Li Hsien and 47-year-old Wong Ban Kuean.
Police also recovered cast identification documents, counterfeit cards and things value about S$23,000 which were bought with the credit cards
Following additional investigations, police arrested two accomplices the following calendar month — legislation, in addition to 44-year-old Cheah Wei Yong who worked for the same syndicate. Four fake charge cards along with a cast id document had been found in Law’s possession, police claimed.
Those convicted of possessing counterfeit cards or other forged beneficial security items can be jailed up to 15 good years and fined. Anyone convicted of cheating might also be jailed for up to ten decades and fined.