ALOR GAJAH: A teenager who faked his arrest with two other friends impersonating policemen so that they could deceive his mother into paying for his "release" has been arrested recently, say police.
Alor Gajah district police chief Supt Arshad Abu said on Nov 25, the 15-year-old boy failed to return home.
Two days later, the boy's mother met one of the suspects, a friend of her son's by the name of Acap, aged 29.
Supt Arshad said the suspect was posing a policeman and told her that her son had been arrested and money was needed to secure his release.
He said on Nov 29, the 58-year-old clinic assistant withdrew RM25,000 from her Tabung Haji account before handing it over to Acap and another friend, aged 17, the same day.
Supt Arshad said her son returned home the next day but when she checked with the Seremban police station, she was told there had been no such arrest.
Upon realising that her son and his friends had deceived her, she lodged a report at the Masjid Tanah police station on Dec 2.
He said the trio have no criminal records and are expected to be charged on Friday (Jan 19) under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating. – Bernama