KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 25 – Police have arrested another female suspect in connection with a syndicate of fraud involving home interior renovations, purchase of furniture and electrical appliances.
This brings the total number of suspects detained by police so far to three.
Sentul District Police Chief ACP Beh Eng Lai previously said the local woman witnessed the affair, but investigation revealed that she was the owner of the account used by the syndicate.
He said the 32-year-old suspect was arrested at the Sentul District Police (IPD) headquarters today after taking her statement at 5:30 p.m.
“The suspect, along with two other suspects arrested earlier, will be charged under Section 420 of the Criminal Code for cheating in court in Kuala Lumpur here tomorrow,” he told Bernama.
Earlier this month, police arrested two foreign men, a Singaporean and a Bangladeshi, on suspicion of cheating in home interior renovations, the purchase of furniture and electrical appliances involving at least 40 condominium owners around the capital, with losses amounting to RM84,550.
In a separate development, police are tracking a group of people believed to be involved in a fight at a restaurant in Jalan Genting Klang here yesterday which was recorded and posted on social media.
Wangsa Maju District Deputy Police Chief DSP D. Saralathan said the matter was being investigated under Section 147 of the Penal Code for rioting.
“The public is advised not to broadcast the video as it may cause people discomfort,” he said in a statement this evening. — Bernama