SIBU: A General Operations Force (PGA) personnel has been arrested for allegedly falsifying documents to apply for a personal loan from a licensed moneylender.
Sibu district police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said the moneylender received six copies of documents on Thursday from the 32-year-old who intended to apply for a RM5,000 loan.
The documents included photocopies of payslip, EPF slip, identity card and police report which were believed to have been falsified.
“The complainant found that the suspect had altered his identity card number. He believed that the suspect was trying to cheat him by submitting false documents to apply for the loan and came forward to lodge a police report,” he added.
ACP Stanley said based on initial investigation, the suspect, who is from Daro and is based in Lahad Datu, had admitted to forging his signature and identity card number.
“He wanted the money for his own use as he has been suspended from his duties on March 21 for drug abuse,” he added.
The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating and Section 511 of the same Code for attempting to commit the offence.