A teenager in Singapore was arrested this week after reportedly cheating delivery company Foodpanda of over S$14,000 (RM42,658).
The police received Foodpanda’s report last Friday (21st August) where the accused had apparently deceived the delivery company, claiming that the riders had failed to deliver the person’s orders.
In one instance, the 17-year-old successfully got a refund of SGD51.35 (RM156.77) for the groceries he bought. The list includes a pack of grapes, 6 packs of flavoured milk, a pack of Kellogg’s cornflakes, a Mamee Monster Noodle Snack, potato chips and cereal bars. That’s just one of his refund scams that totalled up to S$14,000 (RM42,658) over a duration of 8 months.
According to the Singapore Police Force, officers from Jurong Police Division apprehended the culprit earlier on Monday (24th August). He was charged in court the following day, with cheating under section 420 of the Penal Code. Since he is a minor (under the age of 21), his identity has not been revealed to the public.
The young teen was released on a bail of SGD15,000 (RM45,794) and is expected to show up in court on 22nd September.