PENANG: Police are looking for a 34-year-old bank officer who embezzled more than RM210,000 from the accounts of several hundred customers of a bank in Jalan Tan Sri Teh Ewe Lim here.
The bank officer was said to have transferred the money from the accounts to his own account between Jan 12 and Dec 20 last year.
The man had disappeared after tendering his resignation earlier this year.
Auditors at the banks headquarters in Kuala Lumpur discovered the scam about two weeks ago. The bank made a police report on April 4.
The case has been classified as criminal breach of trust. An offender can be jailed up to 10 years with a possible fine.
In another case, a group of about 15 Indonesian con- struction workers assaulted and robbed three men in separate incidents in Komtar on Sunday.
The victims were a restaurant worker from Myanmar, a gardener and a factory supervisor. The three were robbed of cash and jewellery totalling RM3,100 between 4.30pm and 5pm.
The factory supervisor was admitted to the Penang Hospital for injuries on his head and back.
A police team picked up four Indonesians, aged between 29 and 34, later in the evening. They were remanded yesterday pending investigations.