Cashier losses RM1,280 on fake order of ‘Ayam Penyet’

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KAPIT, Feb 16: A cashier of an eatery outlet was conned of RM1,280 by a man on the pretext of buying ‘Ayam Penyet’ rice from him yesterday.

Kapit district police chief DSP Freddy Bian said the victim lodged a police report at around 2pm yesterday, claiming that he had been cheated by a man who identified himself as Mr Wong.

DSP Freddy said the victim received a call from the suspect in the morning, informing him that he wanted to place an order of 28 packets of the rice for three days.

“The victim was told to send the order to a hotel. Prior to that he was asked to make a bank transfer of RM1,280 as a deposit which the suspect said would return them to him upon delivery of the rice,” he said.

The victim subsequently made two bank transfers totalling RM1,280 to two accounts provided by the suspect.

“After transferring the money, he then went to the hotel with the order but found that it had had been closed since Jan 26 due to the enforcement of Movement Control Order,” he said.

He then tried to call the suspect who did not pick up his call. It was then that he realised that he had been cheated.

DSP Freddy advised the people not to send money online to any strangers to avoid being cheated.

The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating. — DayakDaily