KUANTAN: Two former factory workers were planning to go on a spending spree after realising that some money had been deposited into their respective bank accounts.
However, their joy was short-lived when the factory in Gebeng, where they had worked previously, discovered the mistake and asked them to return the money.
However, both men refused to cooperate.
The drama unfolded on Aug 7 when the factory’s 27-year-old human resources manager mistakenly credited salaries into their bank accounts.
Pahang Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Superintendent Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the cash amounting to RM7,299.56 (RM5,161.48 and RM2,138.08) was transferred through online banking into the former employees’ accounts.
“After transferring the cash, the manager realised the cash was deposited into accounts belonging to two former workers who quit on July 25.
“The company then contacted the two account holders but they refused to cooperate.
“We will work with the financial institution to track down the duo,” he said, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 406 of the Penal Code for criminal breach of trust.
Meanwhile, a 26-year-old female sales promoter from Jerantut who planned to take a RM10,000 loan ended up losing RM5,480 to a bogus loan syndicate.
Wazir said the victim spotted an advertisement promoting the loan on Facebook on Aug 30 and provided her contact number to the alleged loan agent.
“On Aug 31, she received a message asking to provide documents for the RM10,000 loan and several days later a caller informed that her loan was approved and she needed to pay RM254 for 48 months as repayment.
“She was told to deposit RM180 for stamp duty payment before the agent demanded various payments to secure the loan.
“The victim realised that she had spent RM5,480 for the loan, but had yet to receive any money,” he said, adding that the victim had lodged a police report.
Wazir said the case was being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating, which provides a maximum jail term of 10 years and whipping, and a fine if convicted.