Investigated for impersonating others to borrow money
Last Update: 21/08/2019
KUANTAN, Aug 21 -- A woman lodged a police report at the Kuantan district police station here claiming that she had been cheated by a friend who misused another friend’s name to borrow RM1,600.
Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the 32-year-old woman claimed to receive a call from a friend named 'Yana' on Feb 23 who wanted to borrow money to pay a bank loan.
The victim claimed that Yana ordered that the money was to be given in cash to another female friend who will come to her house that day before meeting Yana that evening.
“Then, on Aug 12, the victim said she came across Yana, so she asked her to settle the long overdue debt, however, Yana denied taking such loan.
“The victim immediately called the suspect and it was learnt that she had misused Yana's name to get the money from the victim,” he told reporters here today.
Investigation was conducted under Section 419 of the Penal Code for impersonation which provides for a jail term of up to seven years or a fine or both, upon conviction.
In a separate case, a businessman lost RM40,000 after being tricked by a Macau Scam syndicate member, disguised as a police officer with Datuk title on Monday.
The victim claimed to have been directed to the police officer to assist in an investigation of money laundering and drug case with his name allegedly on trial in a court in Terengganu.
“It was learnt that the suspect ordered the victim to make a money transfer into a bank account supposedly provided by the Bank Negara for monitoring purposes and to avoid the victim’s money from being seized by the authority,” he said.
The victim, however, began to suspect something amiss after the police officer told him to transfer more money into a different account.