SEREMBAN: A woman who lodged a police report alleging she was robbed in front of a bank early Sunday (Oct 20) is now facing a fine of up to RM2,000 or six months in jail or both after a preliminary police probe found that her report was false.
Seremban OCPD ACP Mohd Said Ibrahim said the 48-year-old woman allegedly made the false report so that she would not have to pay fines to replace her personal identification documents that had been lost earlier.
"She lodged a report claiming she had been robbed in front of a bank in Seremban 2 at around 6.15am Sunday.
"However, based on preliminary investigations, we believe the suspect only wanted a copy of a police report so that she would not have to pay fines to replace her personal identification documents," he said in a statement.
ACP Mohd Said did not state which personal identification documents the woman had claimed to have lost in the so-called robbery.
He warned the public not to resort to such tactics as lodging a false report as it was a criminal offence.
"This is an offence as the police would be wasting time and resources to investigate an incident that did not take place," he said.
Those who lose their identity card for the first time can be slapped with a RM100 fine, RM300 for the second and RM1,000 for the third time and beyond.
Adults who lose their passports can be fined RM400 for the first time, RM700 (second) and RM1,200 (third).