Cops arrest two foreign men for home renovation fraud


KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested two foreign men to help investigate suspected fraud involving interior renovations, purchase of furniture and electrical appliances involving condominium units around the capital, with losses amounting to 84 550 RM.

Sentul District Police Chief ACP Beh Eng Lai said the suspects, a Singaporean and a Bangladeshi, in their 30s and 40s, were arrested at Jalan Kerinchi Kiri 2, Pantai Dalam on November 5, after receiving police reports on the case.

He added that the suspects allegedly deceived 40 co-owners, including professionals, by offering interior renovation packages, buying furniture and electrical appliances as well as having the units rented out to tenants.

“Victims who have made payment will see videos of the items allegedly installed in the victim’s home in accordance with the package offered. However, victims find that the installed items are not the same as pictured.

“The suspects will then uninstall furniture and electrical appliances from a victim’s unit after showing the photo, before reinstalling them in another victim’s house to deceive them,” he said during the interview. a press conference here today.

Beh revealed that there was a case where the victim received photographs of the interior renovation of the house, which was 80% complete, but when the victim arrived at the house, the suspect had changed the lock of the house. the house, preventing the victim from entering the house. unity.

“The victim had to seek the assistance of a locksmith, and when they opened the door to the unit, the victim discovered that there was no furniture in the house as claimed by the suspects,” he said, adding that police were tracking the 47-year-old mastermind. the union, which is still at large.

The two suspects were remanded in custody under Section 420 of the Penal Code and the Immigration Act 1959/63. — Bernama


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