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Sarawak Tribune - Friday, 22 November, 2002
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KOTA KINABALU - A man has been arrested for allegedly transferring through fraudulent means the money of Maybank account holders registered to use the facility.

Sabah CID chief SAC II Abdul Razak Bokhari said the man, Nordin Jamaluddin, was arrested behind the Bank Simpanan Nasional building in Pekan Tomborungus, Kudat, last Nov 7 and was charged in the Magistrate's Court yesterday.

Abdul Razak said police received seven reports from Maybank and its customers between Sept 30 and early this month over the alleged fraudulent withdrawals.

"Investigations show that 23 Maybank customers who have invested in the commodity market have fallen victim," he told a news conference here yesterday.

He said a man named "Wan", purportedly a remisier of a commodity investment company, had contacted the account holders and told them that they would be getting dividends through Maybank, but they had to be registered with

"During the registration process, the victims were tricked into parting with their account numbers and using the last and first six digits of their identity card numbers for the user ID and password," he said.

The victims later realised that the promised payments were not only not credited into their accounts but their money had also been withdrawn without their knowledge.

Abdul Razak said Nordin was also arrested on Feb 8 this year and charged with a similar offence but had been released on bail.

Yesterday, he was charged with two offences under Section 4(1)(a) of the Computer Crimes Act 1997, which provides for a fine of not more than RM150,000 or up to 10 years' jail or both on conviction.

He was sent to the Kepayan Prison following his failure to put up bail of RM24,000 for the first charge and RM10,000 for the second charge.

Police are looking for 12 people to help in the investigations. They include Marjoh Unding, Dg Mariani Lee Bong (830125-12-5708), Ruslin Ahmat (710111-125575), Samli Shamsuddin (H 0210806), Hayati Mohd Ariffin (760904-13-5322), Kahar Jamaluddin (74031912-5221).

The others are Mohd Fazli Badrun (820607-125453), Tj Affifie Sablee (800826-12-5447), Norizan Mohd Karim (780517-12-5595), Fairuz Sudin (78032012-6295), Abdul Hudi Abdul Haji (H0746002) and Jami Raman (800701-12-5347).

Abdul Razak said police were also looking for a man who fraudulently withdrew RM94,000 from a savings account of Arab Malaysian Bank here. - Bernama