Woman arrested for allegedly using credit card she stole from workplace for job interview
SINGAPORE: Police arrested a 30-year-old woman on Thursday (May 6) who allegedly used a credit card she had stolen while at a workplace for a job interview.
Police received a report on Tuesday from a victim who discovered that several unauthorized transactions had been made with his missing credit card.
Agents from the commercial affairs department established the identity of the 30-year-old woman and arrested her on Thursday.
Preliminary inquiries have revealed that the woman attended a job interview at the victim’s workplace and “misused the victim’s credit card,” police said.
She allegedly used the card to carry out more than 20 unauthorized transactions totaling over S $ 5,000.
“Some of the items purchased with the victim’s credit card included two necklaces and two wallets. The necklaces and wallets were recovered and seized as evidence,” police said.
The woman will be charged in court on Friday for cheating. If found guilty, she could be jailed for up to 10 years and fined.
Police reminded members of the public to take action to prevent unauthorized use of their credit or debit cards.
This includes opting for an SMS notification to be sent to their mobile phones for any charges incurred on their cards, regularly checking their bank statements, and alerting the bank if they detect any discrepancies or unauthorized charges.