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Jakarta Post

Alleged medical school scamster arrested

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

South Tangerang   /   Sat, June 9, 2018   /   02:09 pm
Alleged medical school scamster arrested Illustration (Shutterstock/File)

South Tangerang Police arrested a man for allegedly deceiving the parents of a student who wanted to attend medical school at one of the state-owned universities in Jakarta.

S, 40, allegedly told the parents that he could help the student enter the medical school in exchange for Rp 150 million (US$10,774).

According to South Tangerang general crime unit head Adj, Comr. Alexander Yurikho the suspect allegedly claimed to be an official at the university, but when the parents checked with the university they did not found his name on the employees’ lists. Afterwards, they filed a police report.

“Police arrested the suspect in Bogor on Friday,” said Alexander as quoted by

He added that the suspect had been convicted and sentenced to a year in jail for a similar crime in 2016 and released from prison last November.

“According to the suspect, he did it to pay off debt and finance his second marriage,” said Alexander.

The suspect will be charged under articles 372 and 378 of the Criminal Code on embezzlement and fraud. (iwa)