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Police Officer Arrested For Fraud in Bali

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A 48-year-old police officer, I Wayan Putra Yasa, has been detained at the Buleleng Police Department after running a false job opportunity scam.

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An Officer serving on duty at Celukan Bawang Police Station was arrested after his involvement in a scam that falsely promised the victim a job in Public Civil Servants (CPNS) in exchange for money. Putra Yasa was arrested along with suspect, Made Muliasa, aged 60.

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According to information, the case unfolded as The Police Department received a report from 53-year-old Ketut Rentika from Sidatapa Village (29/09). Rentika explained that the problem began when he met Yasa in 2013. Yasa offered him a position as a Civil Servant. After several discussions, Rentika agreed to pay USD 24,800 (IDR 350 million) over three years between 2013 and 2016.


After three years, Rentika realized that it was a scam and asked Yasa for a refund. After waiting for years, Rentika filed a report to the Police. “According to investigation, we found another suspect named Made Muliasa from Kalibukbuk Village, a re offender with a similar case, in 2008. Yasa partnered with this accomplice to convince the victim” said The Head of Buleleng Criminal Investigation Bureau on Friday (27/11).

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(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

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