Clerk 'disappears' with RM16,903

Shahrinnahar Latib

KUANTAN: A hand phone shop clerk has allegedly fled with RM16,903 cash from the sales of mobile phone prepaid cards at Jalan Air Putih, here, last month.

The suspect’s activities came to light on July 16 when a supervisor at the premises noticed the records from the prepaid card supplier did not match with the sales collection of the 22-year-old clerk.

Upon noticing a shortage of RM16,903 from the sales of the prepaid card, the supervisor confronted the clerk but the suspect denied any knowledge of the missing cash.

After she was questioned, the clerk failed to turn up for work the following day and the supervisor suspected that the clerk was responsible for the missing cash.

State Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Superintendent Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the supervisor lodged a police report on Friday.

“We believe the suspect who worked as a prepaid clerk took the money for her own use and her last address was in Merapoh, Kuala Lipis," he said, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 408 of the Penal Code for criminal breach of trust.

Meanwhile, in a separate case, a 24-year-old accounts clerk lost RM1,850 on Aug 14 after she was duped by a bogus loan syndicate on Facebook.

Wazir said the victim had noticed the loan offer by “Syarikat Elite Financial Service” on the social media platform and applied for a RM20,000 loan.

“She was told to pay agreement and processing fees and made two transactions totaling RM1,850 to the account number provided by the suspect.

“However, after making the payment she did not receive any updates from the company and decided to lodge a police report yesterday,” he said.

He said the case was being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code which provides for a jail sentence of up to 10 years and caning, as well as a fine, if found guilty. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd