SEREMBAN: A businessman lost RM645,229 after he was cheated by a company which was supposedly dealing in share investments.
Seremban district police chief, ACP Muhamad Zaki Harun said the victim, aged 42, realised that he had been cheated when after a year since December last year, he did not get any returns from the share investment.
“Throughout the year, the victim paid in instalments through bank transactions as well as in cash. Acting on information received from the victim, police have detained three suspects believed to be involved in this case.”
He said two suspects, a 40-year-old man, and a woman, 25, were arrested in their office at 4.30 pm yesterday, and the third suspect, a 41-year-old man, at his home at 3.30 am today,” he said.
At a press conference today, Muhamad Zaki said police carried out a raid and seized cash amounting to RM363,370, documents on business transactions and three vehicles owned by the suspects.
He said checks with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) found that the company was registered with it, but did not have a licence from Bank Negara Malaysia to collect deposits from the public.
“One of the suspects claimed to be a remisier but does not have a remisier’s licence for share trading,” he said.
All the suspects are being detained for three days from today and the case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating.
Muhamad Zaki said police believed the suspects and their company had cheated many people.
He urged the public who feel they have been cheated in share investments by the company, which is based in Seremban, to come forward to lodge a report.
Police are also requesting a man, Md. Shah Shairie Abdul Rahman, 32, with his last known address in Nilai, to report to the police station to assist in the investigation.- BERNAMA