Kuala Lumpur – A Malaysian man has been arrested in Kuala Lumpur by Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) for allegedly cheating a woman of RM16.5million (S$5.4 million) in Singapore. The man was then handed over to their Singapore counterpart to be charged.
The man is one of the suspects allegedly involved in an impersonation scam. Last November, the scammers told the woman they were Chinese officials and that she had to surrender all her money to them to assist in investigations.
The woman then paid the money to various strangers at separate locations in Singapore over a one-week period.
The suspects left Singapore after committing the crime.
The man will be charged in court today (19 January 2018). If convicted, he faces a jail term of up to five years and/or a fine or both.