Fake police report on break-in disproved by CCTV footage

PETALING JAYA: Police have foiled a bid to make a fake insurance claim after CCTV footage debunked the report lodged by a complainant.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid said a report was lodged on Friday (Jan 27) claiming that a car accessory shop here had been broken into and sustained losses amounting to about RM600,000.

Acting on that information, forensics officers were sent to investigate the scene.

They found CCTV footage that told a different story.

“It shows no such incident as claimed in the report," ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin said in a statement on Sunday (Jan 29).

"Further questioning of the 39-year-old complainant led to his confession that there had been no break-in and that it was a ploy for an insurance claim."

After obtaining the confession, police opened a new investigation paper for filing a fake report.

It is learnt that the man was not remanded but will be summoned to court soon.

“We would like to stress that people are not to file fake police reports for selfish reasons which would also disrupt the ability of enforcement agencies to perform their investigations thoroughly and fairly," ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin added.

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