SINGAPORE: Police have arrested a 16-year-old youth believed to have been involved in several cases of cheating.
Police said he allegedly approached victims at MRT stations and asked them to lend him money for his grandmother's medical expenses.
He would provide the victims with his name and contact number on the pretext of wanting to repay them but they were unable to contact him after that.
The suspect was arrested on March 6.
Police said early investigations revealed that the suspect is believed to be involved in at least six such cases, where victims were cheated of a total of about S$1,440.
He will be charged in court on March 7 with cheating. - CNA/gn
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