Woman arrested over credit and debit card fraud of more than $41,000

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(Getty Images file photo)
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A 28-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly using stolen credit and debit card details to make unauthorised transactions amounting to more than $41,000, said the police on Friday (4 January).

She will be charged in court on Saturday.

On 11 December last year, a bank contacted the police to report on multiple reports made by its clients for unauthorised credit and debit card transactions via an EZ-Link app.

The woman had allegedly made more than 1,000 unauthorised EZ-Link top-up transactions between August and November last year by using details found in more than 30 credit and debit cards belonging to other people, added the police.

It is unclear how the woman obtained these details.

Officers from the Commercial Affairs Department later established the identity of the woman and arrested her along Upper Changi Road on Friday. Yahoo News Singapore understands that four EZ-Link cards, which were seized as case exhibits, belonged to her.

If convicted for unauthorised access to computer material under Section 3(1) of the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act, Chapter 50A, the woman can be fined up to $5,000, jailed up to two years, or both.

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