Thursday, January 12, 2012

If you're broke and need money badly, kidnap yourself

A driver was fined RM9,000 after he extorted and cheated his employer of RM250,000 by orchestrating his own kidnapping.

According to the facts of the case, Azhar received an SMS on Jan 12 that his driver, Rahman, had been kidnapped.

Over the next two days, he received 25 SMSes from Rahman’s mobile phone number demanding a ransom of RM250,000 and threats against his family if he did not pay up.

Rahman was released at Ulu Yam, Hulu Selangor, at 3.30pm on Jan 14.

However, police investigations showed the kidnapping had been a hoax and Rahman had been staying at the house of his friend, Mohd Sharudin Hassan, during his purported kidnap - The Star