MELAKA: A woman suspected of stealing her husband’s business money amounting to RM520,000 was arrested in a police raid in Taman Merdeka, Batu Berendam.
Melaka Tengah OCPD Asst Comm Christopher Patit said the 35-year-old was held following a police report by her husband who claimed the cash kept in two safes at his home was gone.
“On Jan 4, at about 6.30pm, the 37-year-old complainant returned to his home in Permatang Pasir, Alai, from Kuala Lumpur and checked two safe boxes on the second and third floors and found that the business cash was missing.
“The amount of cash in the two safes is about RM520,000 and the safes also contain other cash, the amount of which cannot be ascertained, as well as jewellery belonging to the complainant’s mother,” he said in a statement here yesterday, according to Bernama.
ACP Christopher said the complainant, who runs a licensed moneylending business, stated that there was no damage to the safes and that the man suspected his wife of stealing the cash.
He added that during an interrogation with the suspect who had problems with her husband, she did not admit to being involved in the case and had lodged a police report, hoping to clear herself.
“The suspect also claimed to have returned RM280,000 to her brother-in-law at a petrol station in Semabok, and the brother-in-law also lodged a report acknowledging receipt of the money.
“However, the suspect did not return the remaining amount, which is why the case is ongoing, but when asked, she said it was only a fixed deposit document and not cash,” he said.
ACP Christopher said that during the raid conducted on Jan 25, police also seized an iPhone 12 Pro Max mobile phone and the suspect was remanded for two days on Jan 26 and 27 but later released on police bail.
The case is being investigated under Section 380 of the Penal Code for theft in dwellings.