The Jakarta Post
Dozens of people have filed reports with the Bekasi Police in West Java over Whatsapp arisan (rotating savings gathering) group Mama Yona, whose administrator is alleged to have committed fraud.
The report stated the arisan administrator committed fraud and embezzled up to Rp 15 billion (US$1.05 million), the police said on Tuesday.
“There are reports filed [on Monday] and we are still processing them,” said the police’s criminal unit head Adj. Sr. Comr. Rizal Mario as quoted by kompas.com. The police, have detained the alleged perpetrator, Rizal added. They would also question several witnesses to get more evidence.
Rizal said that those who had joined the group were promised 50 percent profits. The members came not only from Bekasi but also from other regions. Some of them reportedly sent tens of millions of rupiah to the administrator.
Rizal also said his unit would collaborate with the cybercrime unit in handling the case. In addition, the police are prepared to open a complaint post for the victims of the fraud. (wnd)