Syndicate uses fake papers in EPF scam


BY LOURDES CHARLES

PETALING JAYA: Police have uncovered a syndicate, which allegedly uses fake documents, including fake death certificates to make illegal withdrawals from the Employees Provident Fund (EPF). 

A police team headed by state CID chief SAC II Abu Bakar Mustafa, state commercial crimes chief Supt Lat Mazura and district commercial crimes chief Asst Supt S. Muniandy yesterday visited the EPF headquarters and quizzed several staff.  

Their visit was related to the arrest of an Indonesian woman last week, who had allegedly tried to withdraw RM150,000 from a bank in Sungai Buloh using a fake identity card and a fictitious account.  

The woman in her 30s, allegedly used a fake identity card of a 20-year-old woman from Johor to try to withdraw the money.  

Police led by district CID chief Supt Ahmad Razil Yaacob and ASP Muniandy investigated and found that the local,who had opened an account in the bank's Jalan Ipoh branch, had about RM350,000 under her name.  

Their investigations also revealed that the money was from the EPF following an application by a woman claiming to be the beneficiary of a deceased contributor. 

The Star had reported the arrest of the woman last week. It is not known how big the syndicate's networking is.  

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