A local man has been given a prison sentence for 10 counts of criminal offences involving fraud which include impersonation and false investments, committed between 2017 and 2019. According to the Royal Brunei Police Force, Mohammad Khairuddin bin Haji Jumat tricked the victim into investing in gold currency trade. In the case, the victim handed over the cash through a number of direct hand to hand transactions at several locations in Bandar Seri Begawan. The money totalled 13,980 dollars. Investigations showed that all the money from the fraud were used to pay debts and for a car and boat engine, while the balance was used to run a giant-prawn business.
According to Probationary Assistant Superintendent of Police, Muhammad Ziyad bin Abdul Rahman, Criminal and Traffic Investigating Officer at Bandar Seri Begawan Police Station, the suspect, 30 year-old Mohammad Khairuddin bin Haji Jumat is unemployed had impersonated a Police Officer in order to influence the victim. The suspect is accused of offences under Section 420 of the Criminal Penal Code, Chapter 22 and one count under Section 3 (1) of the Criminal Asset Obtaining Order 2012. The Court has sentenced the suspect to 36 months of imprisonment at Maraburong Prison starting on the 2nd of January 2020.
Source: Radio Television Brunei