Two men arrested for cheating woman of RM100,000

KUALA LUMPUR, Two men, including one who claimed to have a Datuk Seri title, were arrested for allegedly cheating a woman of RM100,000.

Kuala Lumpur deputy police chief Datuk Roslan Bek Ahmad said the victim, who is a 30-year-old woman, claimed she was approached by one of the suspects who claimed to be a private secretary to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and had the Datuk Seri title.

The suspect offered the victim palace assets worth RM1.8 million and asked her to hand over a certain amount of money for the release of the assets that were allegedly being held by the Customs Department.

Believing the suspect, the woman, who is the wife of a businessman, paid RM50,000 and the rest was made through bank transactions to several bank accounts on Thursday and Friday last week,” he told a press conference here today.

Roslan said the woman’s husband, feeling that his wife had been cheated lodged a police report last Tuesday.

Following which, he said,police arrested the two suspects, a 26-year-old restaurant owner and a 31-year-old auxiliary policeman with the rank of assistant superintendent.

The restaurant owner was arrested in Temerloh, Pahang, at 3.40 am today, while, the other suspect was arrested in Kajang, Selangor, yesterday, he added.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)