Bank worker detained after over RM20mil goes missing

PETALING JAYA: Police have arrested a 38-year-old bank employee to help with investigation after over RM20mil in savings accounts purportedly “disappeared” via suspicious transactions from the same bank.

Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Comm Datuk Seri Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf said that four police reports have been lodged since early June.

“Complainants included account holders and bank workers that had noticed suspicious cash transactions that were being done in Kota Kinabalu. The transactions involved several savings accounts from the bank.

“All denied any involvement and have stated that they had never been to Kota Kinabalu to do the transactions,” he said in a statement on Saturday (June 15).

Following investigations into the suspicious transactions, police arrested the suspect in Kota Kinabalu on June 13.

“Investigations revealed that crime syndicate members and ‘insiders’ in the bank were involved in making the withdrawals as such transactions could only be done internally.

“Several other individuals have been identified and are being tracked down,” he added.

Three mobile phones, eight bank cards, a laptop and RM4,400 in cash were seized as part of the investigation as well.

The case is currently being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal code for cheating.

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