Fake Touch 'n Go card syndicate busted

By THE STAR | 11 August 2017

PETALING JAYA: A syndicate that forged and sold Touch 'n Go cards was busted by police following a raid on a warehouse in Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

Acting on information, a team of officers from the Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) raided the warehouse at Mukim 12, Jalan Juru at about 3.30pm Wednesday.

"The warehouse is suspected to be the headquarters of the syndicate forging Touch 'n Go cards," Federal CCID director Comm Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said in a statement on Friday.

He said five syndicate members, including an Indonesian, all aged between 29 and 55, were arrested and 264 fake Touch 'n Go cards estimated to be worth RM200,000 were seized during the raid.

He added that police also seized three laptops, 10 smart phones, 13 key tags, one unit of Proxmark software, one computer and two cars.

Comm Acryl Sani said the syndicate had been operating for three months and had raked in half a million ringgit in profits.

He added that the syndicate also forged top-up cards of RM100 to RM1,000 and sold fake cards to customers at 20% to 30% below the said stored value.

He said the suspects have been remanded for four days.

The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating as well as Section 4(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing, and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.