Police who stole $12,665 from suspect identified

Police who stole $12,665 from suspect identified

IPOH - A policeman from the state police contingent is believed to have withdrawn RM5,000 (S$12,665) from the ac­­count of a suspect under remand for cheating.

Ipoh deputy OCPD Supt Ahmad Termizi Abdul Haq said the corporal, in his 40s, had retrieved the suspect's ATM card and managed to obtain the correct pin number while the latter was in police custody.

"Then on Aug 11, the policeman withdrew the sum from an ATM machine at a bank in Ipoh Garden."

"We detected the sum missing from the suspect's account when one of our investigating officers went to the bank to freeze the account for investigation purposes."

"The bank had pointed out the transaction to the investigating of­­ficer," he told reporters after atten­ding the state police contingent monthly gathering here yesterday."

Supt Ahmad Termizi said as the suspect was undergoing a seven-day remand, there was no way he could have withdrawn the money himself.

"Based on footage from the bank's closed-circuit television camera, we were able to identify the policeman who withdrew the money."

"We are still investigating the matter under Section 4(1) of the Computer Crimes Act," he added.

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