Three arrested for cheating store over RM80,000 liquor sale

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested a habitual trickster for cheating a liquor seller over the sale of 56 bottles of liquor worth nearly RM80,000.

City Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Asst Comm Mahidisham Ishak said police began investigations after receiving a report from a worker at a liquor store on Jan 13.

"The suspect, in his 40s, made an order for a number of bottles of special edition liquor worth between RM500 and RM15,000 each.

"He cheated the worker by providing a fake bank deposit slip for RM79,604 on Jan 9," he told reporters on Monday (Jan 17).

ACP Mahidisham said the bottles were then sent to the suspect via courier service in three separate shipments.

"The seller realised the money was not transferred after checking the bank account on Jan 12.

"We conducted a series of raids on Jan 14 and 15 and arrested three men in their 20s and 40s," he said, adding that those detained included the main suspect, a courier and a buyer.

He said 39 bottles of liquor worth RM52,000 were also seized.

"We believe the main suspect either used the liquor for his own consumption or intended to sell it to others during Chinese New Year.

"The main suspect has a record for a number of cheating cases," he said, while urging the public to be more alert when making any business or cash transactions.

Those with information on similar activities can contact the city police hotline at 03-2146 0584 / 0586, or the CCID Scam Response Centre at 03-2610 1559 / 1599.

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