KUANTAN: A 47-year-old sales representative has allegedly fled with RM125,520 cash after he was instructed to collect the money from a customer earlier this month.
The suspect's activities came to light on Feb 11 when a manager realised that the respective sales representative had failed to hand over the sales collection to the company.
State Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Superintendent Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the suspect had been earlier instructed to collect the cash from a customer here but failed to surrender the cash to the office.
"The RM125,520 in cash was sales collection between Jan 10 and Feb 4 this year. When the manager realised the money missing, he decided to lodge a police report yesterday," he said, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 408 of the Penal Code for criminal breach of trust.
In a separate case, Wazir said an auxiliary policeman lost RM13,509 after he was duped by a Macau Scam syndicate member who coaxed him into providing his bank account and debit card details.
Wazir said the 49-year-old received a phone call from an individual claiming to be an officer from the Inland Revenue Board claiming the victim had yet to settle his tax amounting RM15,600.
"The victim denied the allegations before the call was transferred to the Kedah police headquarters where a 'police inspector' requested the victim to provide his bank account details for investigation purposes.
"The victim provided the caller his bank account and debit card details. When he checked his bank account sometime later, he realised that RM13,509 had been transferred to an unknown bank account," he later lodged a police report.
Meanwhile, in a separate case, a 25-year-old man from Bentong fell victim to a bogus loan scam when he made 15 transactions amounting to RM40,950 to several unknown bank accounts to secure the loan.
Wazir said the man was duped into believing the loan services as genuine and ended up paying various fees until he realised that he has been cheated.
He said both cases were being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating, which provides for a maximum jail term of 10 years and whipping, and a fine if convicted.