PONTIAN: A former chief executive officer and a company director of a ferry services company here are being investigated for alleged criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving more than RM1mil.
They had allegedly siphoned out the money on the pretext of paying director’s fees and money owed to the director.
A police report was lodged against them by another company director.
It is learnt that their activities came to light after the company carried out an internal audit dating back to 2005, which revealed that the duo had allegedly been siphoning off between RM8,000 and RM60,000 in each transaction over the past few years.
In another case, a former bank sales officer who has been on the run for the past two years was arrested for alleged CBT at a bank in Pekan Nenas here.
The 43-year-old woman, who was on the police wanted list, was arrested in Segamat several days ago.
It is learnt that she allegedly took money from the bank’s customers for payments but did not remit them.
Sources said that the bank started an internal investigation after receiving complaints from customers who claimed that they paid the woman but nothing was remitted into their accounts for loans and savings between 2014 and 2015.
The woman then went missing from work and the bank’s assistant manager lodged a police report in August 2015.
Sources said the bank claimed that the woman might have also taken personal files belonging to the bank’s customers.
Pontian OCPD Supt Zakaria Abd Rahman, when contacted, confirmed that police had received a report on the alleged CBT at the ferry company and investigations were still ongoing.
As for the arrest of the former bank employee, he said she had been remanded to assist in investigations.
He urged those with information on both cases to contact the police hotline at 07-221 2999.
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