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Singapore man duped 15 into buying milk powder, diapers online

Police arrested a man who duped at least 15 people into buying milk powder and diapers. The goods were never delivered.

The 31-year-old suspect used his online profile on a social media site to advertise that he had stock of milk powder and diapers, a police press release stated. These goods were priced lower than their usual retail price.

People placed orders and transferred the money into the man's bank account.

The man fulfilled initial delivery orders, increasing his popularity as his service spread by word-of-mouth.

He was unable to meet later orders, but continued to accept payment without delivering the goods. 

Police arrested the man on Tuesday. Investigations are ongoing. If found guilty of cheating, he can be jailed for up to 10 years and fined.

Police are advising others who may have been cheated by the man to lodge a report.

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