2 Filipinas Arrested For Stealing and Unauthorized Use of Employer’s Credit Card

Two Filipino women were arrested and charged in a Singapore court on Monday after the duo allegedly stole an employer’s credit card to make unauthorized purchases.

The victim, a Singaporean male and the employer of one of the women, sought police assistance after noticing that several unauthorized transactions worth more than S$1,300 (P50,900) was made using his credit card.

On December 1, 2018, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department arrested the two Filipino women, one of whom was the victim’s domestic worker.

Initial investigation found that when the defendant allegedly learned of her friend’s financial difficulties, she came up with the idea of using her employer’s credit card to purchase more than S$1,300 worth of items for re-sale.

The purchases, composed of toiletries, packaged food and drinks, and cosmetic jewelery, which were believed to have been purchased using the stolen credit card, were recovered by police.

The court also learned that the suspects had made at least 22 unauthorized credit card transactions from November 2018.

The women were charged in court on December 3 with the offence of abetment by conspiracy to cheat under Section 420 read with Section 109 of the Penal Code. Upon conviction of cheating, they could face a jail term of up to 10 years, as well as being fined.