Retired teacher cheated of RM1.8mil, cops looking for six people to aid in probe


SEREMBAN: Police are looking for six individuals to help in its probe into a case after a 66-year-old retiree was cheated of RM1.8mil in savings.

State Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Supt Aibee Ab Ghani said the six, including two women, were aged between 26 and 42, and were not from Negri Sembilan.

"We hope those who know their whereabouts or the individuals themselves can contact us," he said, adding that they could call investigating officer Insp M. Muraly at 016- 783 9535 or 06 647 2222.

The six are Siti Faizatul Husna Azman, 27, from Taman Melati, Kuala Lumpur; Mohd Hafiz Izuan Suhaimi, 26, from Larkin Perdana; Mohd Haniff Budiman Shabri, 31, from Senai; Bong Hann Hwa, 32, from Ulu Tiram (all Johor); Oh Chiew Mei, 42, from Kajang, Selangor; and Mohd Arif Palili, 40, from Sandakan, Sabah.

The victim, a retired teacher, lodged a report on Dec 23 upon realising she had been conned in a phone scam.

She first received a call from a man claiming to be "Sgt Albert Lai" on Oct 28, who accused her of being involved in cheating and money-laundering activities.

The man also claimed to be from the Pahang police contingent.

Three days later, she received another call from a man claiming to be “Insp Yong” from Bukit Aman, who asked for details of her savings accounts.

She was then told to withdraw savings from her fixed deposit accounts to allow the authorities to probe into the case.

The victim was told not to tell anyone about the case.

She was also asked to hand over her ATM card, which was collected from her home by a male suspect.

The victim, from Port Dickson, did as she was told and transferred her savings into several bank accounts.

From Nov 6 to Nov 26 last year, the victim made 103 transactions to transfer money into accounts belonging to eight individuals.

Another RM80,000 was withdrawn from her savings account with her ATM card.

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

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