The woman claimed to have returned RM280,000 to her husband.
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A woman was arrested for stealing more than RM500,000 in cash and jewellery belonging to her husband and son-in-law.
The woman is said to have committed the crime at their home in Taman Permatang Pasir Perdana in Melaka last Wednesday (25 Jan).
The 37-year-old woman was arrested following a report made by her husband.
Buletin TV9 quoted Melaka Tengah District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Christopher Patit, saying that the suspect’s husband runs a licensed moneylender business.
The victim noticed the loss of cash and jewellery belonging to him and his mother after returning to the house from Kuala Lumpur on January 4.
When checking his two safes at around 6.30 pm on the second and third floor, the complainant was surprised to find that cash from daily business amounting to about RM520,000 had disappeared.Melaka Tengah District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Christopher Patit elaborating on the incident.
Because there was no evidence of damage to the two safes, the man suspected that his wife stole the cash and jewellery.
He then lodged a report at the Kandang Police Station at 11.42 pm.
A team of officers and members of the Criminal Investigation Division of Branch D4 (Intelligence/Operations/Criminal Records) of the Central Melaka District Police Headquarters (IPD) investigated before arresting the suspect on January 25.
The woman was arrested at a house in Jalan Chengal 4, Taman Merdeka, Batu Berendam, at about 9 pm.
She was remanded for two days starting last Thursday before being released on police bail on Friday (27 Jan).
Long Arm Of The Law
During the raid, the police also confiscated a mobile phone from the suspect to help with the investigation.
As a result of the initial investigation, the suspect claimed to have returned RM280,000 in cash to her brother-in-law.
She also filed a report at the Kandang Police Station denying involvement in the case under investigation.
Further investigations are still being carried out per Section 380 of the Penal Code, which is the offence of theft in a building which provides for a prison sentence of up to 10 years and a fine if convicted.Melaka Tengah District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Christopher Patit on further police action.