Police call for public help in scam case

Syed Haidil Syed Ahmad

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By Wendy John

SIBU, Feb 7: State police are looking for a 37-year-old man, Syed Haidil Syed Ahmad to assist investigations in two separate scam cases.

Sarawak Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) chief Supt. Mustafa Kamal Gani said two individuals had lodged police reports claiming that they had been cheated by the suspect.

Mustafa said in the first case, a 28-year-old woman who made a police report on February 16, 2018, alleged that a man impersonating a police officer told her that he could assist her in claiming her late husband’s insurance benefits.

The woman was so convinced by the man that she gave him RM8,600 for the purpose.

“The second case involved a 50-year-old victim who had filed a police report on September 4, 2018,” he said.

The scam involved the victim paying RM5,963 to the man who offered to buy on his behalf, three motorcycles and two cars which were allegedly being auctioned off.

Mustafa said the police had opened up two investigation papers for investigation under Section 420 of the Penal Code.

The offence provides for a penalty of imprisonment of not less than one year but not more than 10 years and whipping, plus a fine.

Members of the public who know the whereabouts of Syed Haidil Syed Ahmad are advised to contact Mustafa himself at 019-7000577. —DayakDaily