A 54-year-old man named I Putu Sada will potentially face five years of imprisonment for using a cellphone that he had found on the street.
The Head of the Marga Police Department, AKP I Gede Budiarta, confirmed that the suspect was arrested for intentionally using a cellphone he found on the street without notifying the owner.
“The suspect has been detained for not returning the cellphone that he found. He even removed the simcard from the phone,” AKP Budiarta said on Wednesday (22/12).
The victim, identified as I Made Adi Dharma Putra (aged 17), had tried to find some reeds for his cattle in Geluntung Village, Tabanan on October 20th 2021.
He spent a few hours collecting the reeds. When he got home at 11:30 am, he realized he had lost his cellphone, which he had put inside his pocket earlier in the morning.
As he became desperate to find his phone, the victim filed a report to the Marga police department. The police traced the cellphone’s location in the Payangan, Gianyar area.
When the police came to Sada’s home in Payangan, he admitted that he had found the cellphone but was unwilling to bring it back to the owner, so he changed the sim card. He is likely to face five years of imprisonment following Article 362 from the Indonesian Criminal Law’s Book.
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