ST, 13 Feb 2015
Debt collectors who created a scene at Funan Mall foodcourt arrested: Police

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Debt collectors from Double Ace Associates caused a ruckus at a Chinese soup stall in the Food Junction foodcourt at Funan DigitaLife Mall on Jan 15, 2015. Seven men, aged between 35 and 48, have been arrested for their suspected involvement in a case of unlawful assembly.

On Jan 15, at about 1.20 pm, police were informed that a group of debt collectors were causing a nuisance and creating a scene at Food Junction located at Funan DigitaLife Mall.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the debt collectors were demanding loan repayment from one of the stall owners, during which it is believed that they had prevented customers from patronising the said food stall,” said the police in a press statement issued on Friday.

Police established the identities of all seven suspects, and they were arrested between 10am on Feb 12 and 3.30pm on Feb 13 at various locations island-wide. Computers, laptops and company documents were also seized.

 

ST, 14 Feb 2015, Page B12
Debt collectors arrested after causing stir at Funan

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All seven suspects will be charged in court today. The arrest comes as a Government advisory committee is scrutinising the conduct of debt collectors.
The committee is expected to issue its final report by the end of next month.

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