A car workshop operator lost his car which he had lent to a customer who turned out to be a conman in Ledang, Johor, Sin Chew Daily reported.
The 35-year-old workshop operator known only as Du said the man, believed to be in his 50s, had brought his car for repairs on Wednesday.
He had come to the workshop with his wife and three children.
Then he told Du that he needed to borrow a car to go to a bank to withdraw some money.
However, he did not return as promised.
Du lodged a police report and found out that the car, which was sent in by the suspect, had earlier been reported missing by a student in Klang.