KOTA KINABALU: Sabah police are looking for a man who supposedly has a Datuk title in connection with a string of cheating cases that involved losses amounting to almost RM2mil.
The police have received eight reports so far from people who claimed they were duped by an individual who went by the name “Datuk Yusri bin Yusuh”.
Sabah Commissioner of Police Comm Datuk Idris Abdullah said the suspect had been going around offering would-be contractors road upgrade projects in the state which actually did not exist.
He said interested bidders were made to pay a deposit in order to secure the project.
“The victims have paid between RM30,000 and RM650,000. The losses amounted to some RM1.93mil.
“The police are now tracking this “Datuk”,” he said in a statement on Tuesday (June 28).
Comm Idris said those who know of this person’s whereabouts should contact the nearest police station or investigating officer Insp Tilmanshah Wasli at 016-578 5962 or 088-529761.
“The case is being probed under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating,” he said.