Negri cops looking into two fraudulent company land deals

SEREMBAN: Police are looking into a case in which 7ha of land worth some RM24mil belonging to a company here was apparently fraudulently transferred to one man’s name.

State commercial crime chief Supt Aibee Ab Ghani said the company discovered this during a routine check in June.

"One of the Kuala Lumpur-based company's employees had discovered that the land which it owned, had been transferred to an individual’s name while conducting a check on June 14.

"The employee then checked this with the state Land Office here and was told that the land was transferred on Jan 14 with a payment of RM1.8mil," he said.

Supt Aibee said preliminary checks revealed that the signatures of the company's two directors found on the documents had been falsified.

He said the company then tried to get in touch with the legal firm involved in conducting the transaction but was unsuccessful.

"The legal firm could not be contacted as it did not exist," he said, adding that a police report was lodged on July 16.

He said police were now looking for one Tay Hock Seng, 54, from Sg Bakap in Kedah to help in its probe.

In a separate case, Supt Aibee said police were also looking in another similar cheating case.

He said in May last year, a 50-year-old company director discovered that two parcels of land belonging to the company totalling almost 8ha in Port Dickson worth some RM3mil had been sold by its two former directors to a certain individual.

The former directors, he said, were not authorised to sell the property and had resigned in January 2016.

"The company then conducted checks at the Land Office and was told that the transaction was conducted in December 2016," he said, adding that police have since recorded statements from the two former directors.

Supt Aibee said a company representative lodged a police report on June 2.

He said police was looking for one Lee Chee Boon, a 41-year-old man from Penang, to assist in the probe.

Both cases were being probed under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.

He said those who knew their whereabouts can contact ASP Rosmaliah Khalit at 013 9443968 or 06-768 2222.

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