PETALING JAYA: An individual with a ‘Datuk’ title claims that a remisier cheated him of RM1.23 million in equity investments.
The man’s legal counsel, Zakwan Hafiz Ahmad Ansari said his client realised he had been cheated when no further action was carried out by the remisier after the equity investments were made.
He said his client was acquainted with the 51-year-old suspect in 2015 and did not suspect anything dubious as his friend had no issues in his business dealings with the remisier.
“The victim made eight (payment) transactions to the suspect’s bank account from Dec 7, 2015 to Jan 2, 2016, but had begun suspecting fraud after the suspect gave unreasonable excuses when asked about the investments,” he said.
Zakwan was met after accompanying his client to the Petaling Jaya district police headquarters here, to lodge a report today.
According to Zakwan, his client met with the remisier in June last year to seek clarification about the transactions and to get a refund of his money.
“During the meeting, the remisier gave him three cheques, each in the amount of RM410,000 in a bid to purportedly return the victim’s money.
“However, the cheques bounced and the suspect’s bank account was closed in July,” he said.
Meanwhile, Petaling Jaya district police chief ACP Mohd Zani Che Din when contacted, confirmed receiving the report.
The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating. -FMT