DEBT SEES COP’S WIFE FAKING OWN ABDUCTION
Ruse posted on Facebook goes viral
AWOMAN duped her husband into believing that she was abducted while delivering goods to a customer in Taiping on May 3 in the hopes she could evade her debt problems.
However, her plot was uncovered after a police officer investigating the case found her safe and working at a nursery in Shah Alam, Selangor, on Tuesday.
The bogus kidnapping of the online seller went viral on Facebook on Saturday.
Facebook user Hafiz Retro uploaded a screenshot of a Facebook status claiming the seller was kidnapped, accompanied by a picture of a police report posted by her husband.
The woman, 40, the wife of a constable at the Teluk Intan district police headquarters, was remanded yesterday for four days to assist in investigations.
Perak Tengah district police chief Superintendent Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said initial investigations revealed that the suspect fabricated the story of her abduction. Believing his wife was in danger, the husband lodged a police report.
He said the husband received a picture of his wife, all tied-up, and a voice message asking for help.
“Based on our investigation, the husband was not involved in the plan.
“The suspect was found at 10am yesterday (Tuesday) working at a nursery in Shah Alam.
“We learnt that she had fabricated the story to avoid people with whom she is in debt. The suspect had the audacity to lie to her husband by claiming she was kidnapped.
“Police are locating a man who is believed to be her friend, and was involved in the fraud.”
The suspect being led out of the Batu Gajah district police headquarters yesterday.