Policeman cheated noodle stall of S$36.50 in orders, paid money to himself instead

Policeman cheated noodle stall of S$36.50 in orders, paid money to himself instead

SINGAPORE: Instead of paying a soup barn for his meals purchase, a person transferred money between two of his bank accounts and therefore pretended&nbsp, that he had paid the stall’s controller.

Siew Weng Chuin, 25, stated that he would pay PayNow and that he would change the payee’s bank account from the noodles stall’s to that of his.

He fabricated this deception three to five more times at the Hougang noodles stall.

Siew, who was a police officer then, was fined S$ 500 ( US$ 369 ) on Thursday ( May 9 ) after pleading guilty to one count of cheating. &nbsp, Another count of cheating was considered for his sentencing. &nbsp,

Siew paid the fine. He has since resigned from the Singapore Police Force, according to court documents. &nbsp,

Siew began using the noodles stall in April of last year, according to the court. &nbsp,

He placed a$ 25.60 food order on April 14th. He told the stall’s operator, a 26- year- old woman, that he would pay via PayNow bank transfer and used his mobile phone to scan the QR code displayed at the stall. &nbsp,

Instead of making the transaction, however, Siew changed the payee and effected the payment to himself. &nbsp,

The victim was then deceived into believing that he had paid for his food when Siew presented the transaction.

On another occasion, on Apr 17 last year, after placing an order for S$ 10.90 but failing to pay again, the victim asked Siew if the previous payment of S$ 25.60 had been made. &nbsp, She said she had not been able to find a record of the transaction in the stall’s bank account. &nbsp,

The accused told the court that the accused had “acted surprised” and had informed the victim that the payment had been received and had shown the victim his transaction history, which showed that S$ 25.60 had been transferred. &nbsp,

The victim assumed that the payment was pending. She requested his phone number from him, but he gave her a number that was no longer used. &nbsp,

When she attempted to call Siew later to let him know about the unsuccessful payment, she was unable to contact him. &nbsp,

On May 31, 2023, the victim spotted Siew and confronted him. She called the police in a rush, claiming that she had previously filed a police report about the non-payments. She claimed that if she saw Siew, the police had asked her to call in once more. &nbsp,

In total, Siew cheated the victim out of S$ 36.50, court documents said. On April 18 of this year, he made full restitution. &nbsp,

For cheating, Siew could have been jailed for up to three years, fined, or both.