Two women arrested for loanshark harassment involving fire

Two women arrested for loanshark harassment involving fire

Singapore Police Force·2018-01-10 04:35

The Police have arrested two women aged 28 and 35 for their involvement in a case of loanshark harassment involving fire.

On 4 January 2018 at 5.48 am, the Police were alerted to a case of loanshark harassment involving fire at a residential unit located along Sengkang Central. Through extensive ground enquiries and with the aid of images from Police Cameras (POLCAMS), the identities of the duo were established. Officers from Ang Mo Kio Police Division arrested the first woman along Kampong Java Road and the other along Champions Way.

The women will be charged in Court on 6 January 2018 under Moneylenders Act 2010 (Revised Edition). Under the Moneylenders Act (Revised Edition 2010), first time offenders found guilty of loanshark harassment shall be fined not less than $5,000 and not more than $50,000 with a mandatory imprisonment of up to 5 years and mandatory caning of up to 6 strokes.

The Police have zero tolerance for such lawless acts of loanshark harassment involving fire which threaten the community’s sense of safety. Those inclined to commit these acts of harassment causing damage and endangering lives of innocent victims will be pursued and dealt with severely in accordance with the law.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

01 June 2018 @ 11:22PM

Last Updated on 08 January 2018

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