DEBT SEES COP’S WIFE FAKING OWN AB­DUC­TION

Ruse posted on Face­book goes vi­ral

New Straits Times - - News / Region - MOHD HAFIZEE MOHD AROP AND INTAN BAHA BATU GAJAH news@nst.com.my

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.”

PIC BY L. MANIMARAN

The sus­pect be­ing led out of the Batu Gajah dis­trict po­lice head­quar­ters yes­ter­day.

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