Indian who stole Singapore employer's money arrested in Malaysia

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Apr 01, 2018, 04:55 PM IST

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An Indian national has been arrested for allegedly fleeing to Malaysia with 470,000 Singapore dollar of his employer, according to a media report on Sunday.

Bahurudeen Kuthpudeen, 43, was charged with one count of criminal breach of trust as servant.

The police had received a report on Tuesday that an employee of a money changer had been missing with 470,000 ($357,907) in cash which was supposed to be couriered to the company's office. 

The suspect, an Indian national, had already left Singapore for Malaysia before the report was made, said police.

He was eventually arrested in Malaysia on Wednesday with help from the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) and was extradited back to Singapore the next day.

About S$24,000 in cash was recovered.

Bahurudeen will be remanded for a week at the Central Police Division. He will be back in court on Friday at 9am.

If convicted, he can be jailed for up to 15 years and fined, the report said.