Johor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested a former financial officer of a company for allegedly making false claims amounting to RM720,000.
The 33-year-old man was arrested at 1 pm today after he came forward to the MACC headquarters in Johor Baru to give his statement on the case.
According to a source, the suspect had made the false claims involving import and export of chemical substance between 2014 and 2016 even though the actual claims and payments had been made to the relevant companies.
“Initial investigations found that the suspect had opened a company bank account for the purpose of making that false claims.
“Besides, the suspect had also deposited the money he received from the false claims into the account,” the source said, adding that approximately RM430,000 of the money had already been detected by MACC so far.
Johor MACC director Azmi Alias, when contacted, confirmed the arrest, saying that MACC would apply for a remand order against the suspect tomorrow to facilitate further investigation into the case under Section 18 of the MACC Act 2009. – Bernama