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Jakarta Post

Three arrested for offering fake diplomas

  • Iman Mahditama

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 23 2012   /  08:31 am

The city police’s cyber crime unit revealed on Tuesday that they arrested three suspects earlier this month for allegedly offering an online document forgery service.

Unit head Adj. Sr. Comr. Audie Latuheru said that the three suspects had offered the service through the website He said that, although the service mainly focused on satisfying the requests of job seekers to have instant graduation certificates, the suspects also catered to other requests, including the creation of fake bank account passbooks.

“The three suspects, identified as YS, IS, and AB, had been doing this since early 2011. We found they have created over 150 fake graduation certificates, including high school, three-year diploma programs and university degrees.”

A fake high-school diploma would cost a customer Rp 4 million (US$432). A fake three-year diploma degree was p...