Police arrest rental scam cheats

Police have arrested a 41-year-old man and his 43-year-old female accomplice who are believed to be involved in at least two cases of rental scams.

Their victims were cheated of advance rental payments and deposits amounting to about S$2,600.

Police said their investigations revealed that since early November, the male suspect had advertised his flat for rent on the Internet and newspaper.

Unsuspecting victims who responded to the advertisement were made to pay the suspect advance rental payments and deposits.

However, the suspect would become uncontactable after receiving the money.

Both suspects will be charged in Court on December 1 for cheating with Common Intention.

The offence carries a punishment of imprisonment for up to 10 years and a fine.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 30 Nov 2010

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