Teenager held for cheating with bogus Ramadan Bazaar site rental

10/05/2022 12:42 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 (Bernama) -- A teenage boy was arrested on suspicion of having been involved in fraudulent rental of Ramadan and Festival Aidilfitri bazaar sites at Bukit Jalil Stadium here last Friday.

Kuala Lumpur Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) chief ACP Mohd Mahidisham Ishak said the 19-year-old suspect was detained by the Commercial Crime Investigation Division of the Cheras police headquarters after his family handed the teenager over to the Gemas police station in Negeri Sembilan.

He said the teenager is believed to have deceived five victims by advertising bazaar sites for rental on social media and fleecing victims of RM11,300.

“On March 30 to April 14, CCID received six police reports on fraud in the rental of Ramadan and Festival Aidilfitri bazaar sites at Bukit Jalil Stadium. The victim had solicited advance payment of between RM1,500 and RM2,700.

"All the victims realised they had been cheated after the bazaar organiser confirmed there was no such event and that they did not receive any advance money," ​​he said in a statement tonight.

Mohd Mahidisham said the teenager was believed to be the sole suspect as he owns the bank account where victims had transferred money to.

"The suspect is being remanded until May 10 for investigation under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating," he said.

He urged any parties who had been similarly deceived to lodge report or contact the head of the Commercial Crime Investigation Division of IPD Cheras ASP G. Janarthanan Nair at 012-5734374.

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