Casanova who cheated 20 women arrested

Casanova who cheated 20 women arrested
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It was the end of the road for a Casanova who has swindled about 20 women of their money and jewellery when he was arrested by police.

The 34-year-old man was believed to have been involved in 20 fraud cases amounting to about RM155,000 (S$55,000).

Identifying himself as Aidid Iskandar, Afzan Iskandar and Hafis, the man would approach his victims on Facebook and sweet-talk them into believing he was sincere.

The father-of-three is said to have cheated about 20 women between the ages of 28 and 38 of their cash and jewellery in two years.

Brickfields police chief Asst Comm Sharul Osman Mansor said the victims would usually be smitten by him within a week.

"After chatting on Facebook a few times, he would start asking for their numbers and ask them out. He would tell them his real intention is to tie the knot and they would start planning for the big day," he said.

ACP Sharul said prior to disappearing with his victims' valuables and cash, he would bring each of them to a hotel to meet his "relative".

"Each time, the victim would leave her bag in the car while both of them entered the hotel. The suspect would then ask for the victim's phone to call his relative claiming his phone was out of battery.

"He would then run away," ACP Sharul told a press conference on Monday.

ACP Sharul added that the women only realised the man had gone missing after waiting a few hours.

"Acting on the reports, we arrested the man on June 30 at about 8pm at Taman Cahaya Alam in Shah Alam. He admitted to being involved in 16 cases in Brickfields and three in Dang Wangi," he said.

The suspect is being remanded until Saturday.

The case is being investigated under Section 420/379 of the Penal Code for fraud and theft.

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