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Filipina, Singaporean arrested for alleged illegal moneylending

/ 01:50 PM May 30, 2019
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A Filipino woman and a Singaporean man were arrested on May 12 for allegedly administering unauthorized moneylending services, as reported by Channel News Asia.

According to Singaporean police, they received information about the 45-year-old Filipina and 60-year-old Singaporean’s illegal services in November. The pair were involved in providing unlicensed loans to foreign domestic workers.

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After determining the suspects’ identities, Singaporean officers nabbed the Filipina and Singaporean near Orchard Road on Sunday, May 12.

Cash, two mobile phones and records of the illegal moneylending services were found in the Filipino’s and Singaporean’s possessions. They were charged in court on May 14.

Singaporean police said that foreign workers who are found to be participating in illegal moneylending face jail term of four years and may be fined between S$30,000 (about P1.1 million) and S$300,000 (about P11.3 million). They may also face deportation to their home countries and be barred from working in Singapore. Hannah Mallorca /ra

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