PORT DICKSON: A 25-year-old man who lodged a false police report claiming his sports utility vehicle had been stolen was fined RM1,500 by the Magistrate's Court here.
Yip Jeanson, from Kuala Lumpur, pleaded guilty when the charge was read to him before magistrate V. Vanita.
He was charged with committing the offence at the Port Dickson police station at around 6.45pm on April 27.
The accused was charged under Section 182 of the Penal Code which provides for a jail term of up to six months, a fine of up to RM2,000 or both.
Mas Syafiqah Mahroob prosecuted, while the accused was unrepresented.
Port Dickson OCPD Supt Aidi Sham Mohamed told reporters recently that the accused, a data analyst, had admitted to the crime as he wanted to use the insurance claim to pay for his wedding expenses.
The accused claimed that he had parked his Subaru Forester at a lot in Lukut Prime before going for dinner with a friend on April 20.
He returned an hour later to find the SUV missing, he told the police.
Following questioning by the police, he admitted that he had made up the story.
He then led a police team to a spot behind a hypermarket in Lukut where he had hidden the car.