Man who posed as doctor to make lewd phone calls nabbed

Police discover there are 24 reports lodged against the man in recent months nationwide. (Reuters pic)

SHAH ALAM: A man who posed as a doctor to make lewd phone calls to women was arrested yesterday.

Selangor CID chief Fadzil Ahmat said the 39-year-old suspect from Terengganu was picked up at 8.45pm at a hotel in Klang near here.

He said three reports were lodged with the Selangor police in June.

Further investigations found that 21 reports linked to the suspect were also made by different victims nationwide.

“The victims had earlier undergone pre-marital health checks.

“The suspect, who posed as a doctor, had been contacting the victims by phone to inform them of the results.

“The victims were told that they had health problems such as breast cancer, blood problems and so on,” he said in a statement here today.

Fadzil said a mobile phone believed to have been used to contact the victims was seized.

He said police were still investigating how the suspect managed to get the contact numbers of the victims.

The man, who has been to prison for other offences, had been remanded until tomorrow, he added.