Serial rental scam suspect arrested

Police have arrested a 43-year-old man who is believed to be involved in several cases of rental scams involving camera and event equipment.

The man, named “K Saravanan” in reports filed by the complainants, failed to return cameras and event equipment he had rented after paying a small deposit.

The suspect was arrested in York Hill on Monday afternoon.

Preliminary investigations revealed that he is believed to have been involved in at least six cases and had sold off all the rented cameras and equipment.

The suspect will be charged in court on Wednesday for criminal breach of trust.

If convicted, he faces imprisonment of up to seven years and could be fined.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 28 Sep 2010