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Online gamer arrested for allegedly stealing Rp 1.8b for 'Mobile Legends'

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Jakarta   /   Sun, May 19, 2019   /  11:28 am
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The logo of the 'Mobile Legends: Bang Bang' app displayed on a smartphone screen. (shutterstock.com/Jasni /File)

The General Crimes Investigation Directorate of the Jakarta Police is accusing a gamer of having stolen Rp 1.85 billion (US$127,498) from a bank to purchase items on a popular multiplayer online game called Mobile Legends. The woman is one of five suspects officers arrested recently in connection with four different cases related to theft, extortion and blackmail. The 26-year-old jobless woman identified as YS was arrested in her hometown of Pontianak, West Kalimantan on May 1, the deputy chief of the directorate, Adj. Sr. Comr. Ade Ary Syam Indradi, said. “She managed to steal and cause losses to the bank,” he said in a press conference at the Jakarta Police headquarters on Saturday without revealing which bank. The case was uncovered when police received a report from the bank about suspicions of irregular transactions from a Mobile Legends account. Police claim...