KUALA LUMPUR: An accountant who allegedly ran a house rental deposit scam has been arrested.
The suspect had cheated about RM25,000 off victims who had been duped by online ads into renting houses.
After a victim had banked in a "deposit" for the rent, the suspect would then disappear, ignoring all efforts to contact her.
Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Ruslan Khalid said that the suspect, a 42-year-old accountant, had been active since January.
An arrest was made by the district police on March 17 in the Puchong Prima area near here.
"The police have received about 11 reports tied to this case. She will be remanded until March 22," he said when contacted Monday.