KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested a Datuk and three logistics company owners for filing false claims worth RM26.3mil with an air conditioning company.
Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Comm Datuk Seri Amar Singh said his department received 11 police reports over the case.
Based on the investigations conducted, the police found that from 2008 to 2014, the main suspect of the case, who was working as general manager of the Material Control and Logistics Division of the company, had submitted various claims of logistics services that were supposedly provided by several different transport companies.
"A total of 11 transport companies have been used to make the claim and the company was only aware of the matter in early 2015 after appointing an external auditor's agency to audit all invoices submitted by the suspect.
"On Feb 12, we arrested the main suspect who is a Datuk in Klang, Selangor," he said in a statement on Tuesday (Feb 13).
He said they also arrested two men and a woman who are owners of three logistics companies used in the fake claims.
"The main suspect in the case will be charged with a total of 93 counts of fraud while the other three will be charged with 18, 19 and 46 counts of fraud respectively.
"The suspects are expected to be produced at the Shah Alam magistrate's court tomorrow (Feb 14) to be charged," he said, adding that police have resolved five of the investigation papers (IP) on the case and would settle the remaining six IP's in the near future.