Family trio held over RM1 million fake Socso claims

A couple and their daughter are expected to be charged tomorrow over false Socso claims.

KUALA LUMPUR: A couple and their daughter were arrested today on suspicion of being involved in a syndicate which made false Socso claims totalling more than RM1 million.

The suspects, aged between 35 and 67, were arrested at about 2.15pm when they turned up at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in Putrajaya to give their statements.

The trio are believed to have acted as agents of a syndicate falsifying medical reports filed by Socso contributors for insurance claims for temporary disability, permanent disability and invalidity pension.

“The medical reports submitted by the applicants are believed to contain false information to enable compensation payments to be made out by Socso. In return, the applicants would have to pay a certain amount to the agents after receiving the compensation.

“It is understood that the offences were committed between 2015 and 2018, involving compensation worth more than RM1 million,” the source added.

Putrajaya MACC director Hasbilah Mohamad Salleh, when contacted, confirmed the arrests. “The suspects are expected to be taken to the Putrajaya Magistrate’s Court tomorrow for a remand application,” he said.

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