Temanggung Police personnel in Central Java, detained a vegetable trader from Siak Hulu Kampar Riau who lives in Grabak, Magelang Regency, Artamto (45) for being involved in a money-multiplying fraud by withdrawing magical money.
The Temanggung Police Chief, AKBP Benny Setyowadi, in Temanggung, Thursday, said the suspect managed to trick a trader, Sri Mulyani, a resident of Kemloko, Kranggan, Temanggung Regency, into a loss of IDR 51 million with the fraudulent mode of doubling the money.
He said the victim and the perpetrator met in Semarang, the victim at that time was going to put implants. Then the perpetrator was asked the reason and he stated the problems faced so that the perpetrator offered to try to give money in a short time.
“The victim was lured into getting billions of rupiah from the perpetrators in a short time, even though they had to provide Rp15 million as a contract and Rp35 million in zakat money,” he said, quoted by Antara. Between.
The victim even handed over a total of IDR 16 million from the required IDR 15 million. The money is delivered in stages.
“The money was handed over in cash and transferred through an account number,” he said, explaining the case of doubling the money.
The head of the Temanggung Police Criminal Investigation Unit, AKP Ni Made Srinitri, added that after receiving money from the victim, the perpetrator carried out certain rituals to withdraw magical money.
One day after the ritual, the mori package used in the ritual is opened and Rp100,000 and Rp50,000 notes are issued. “However, when they checked, it turned out that the money was play money, so the victim immediately reported it to the police,” he said.
He mentioned the evidence that was confiscated, namely three white mori cloth, 606 pieces of toy money in the Rp. 100,000 denomination, 300 pieces of toy money in the Rp. 50,000 denomination, proof of transfer, one kris wrapped in white mori cloth, one plate containing setaman flowers, one blue carpet with fish and cell phone motifs.
“The suspect is charged with Article 378 of the Criminal Code with a maximum sentence of four years in prison,” he said.
Suspect Artamto said that in fact he also did not believe in the withdrawal of magical money, but because there were people who believed it was used to get money.
“I got Rp35 million, which I used to spend in prostitution. While the rest is part of my friends who helped and now my friend is missing,” he said.