Police trainee nabbed for cheating

  • Nation
  • Monday, 16 Apr 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Johor Baru: She was supposed to have graduated as a police constable in the next few days after undergoing a six month training stint.

However, instead of nabbing criminals, the trainee was, instead, handcuffed after she was arrested for cheating a businesswoman in a bogus deal on headscarves.

It is learnt that the woman, in her 20s, was arrested at her training centre in Segamat several days ago.

Initial investigations showed that the trainee had approached the businesswoman in Johor Baru some time ago, promising her lucrative returns for investing in a headscarf business.

Sources said the trainee promised 300% in returns.

It is learnt that the businesswoman agreed to deposit over RM50,000 into the trainee’s account in part payments.

However, she became suspicious when she could no longer contact the trainee who then defaulted on the payments.

Realising that she had been duped after the trainee started avoiding her, the businesswoman had lodged a police report in Johor Jaya.

The trainee was then arrested and has been remanded by the police.

A senior police officer confirmed the arrest and said that investigation was being carried out under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.

He urged those with information to contact the police hotline at 07-221 2999.

In another case, a man in his 20s was arrested in Kluang for selling medical certificates purportedly from the Enche Besar Hajjah Khalsom general hospital for RM30 apiece.

The man was arrested following a police report lodged by a hospital official claiming that it had received enquiries from employers over the MCs.

Based on the hospital’s internal investigation, several of the MCs were fake.

The suspect is also being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.

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