Wedding Planner Re-Arrested Following New Reports

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A wedding planner, whose two-day remand for alleged fraud involving wedding packages ended on Friday, was re-arrested by the police on the same day to facilitate investigations into four new reports linked to the case.

About 2pm on Friday, the 35-year-old woman was re-arrested when the four police reports involving RM20,000 in losses were lodged against the suspect.

Shah Alam police chief, ACP Shafien Mamat said the suspect was released on police bail, about six hours later, adding that her passport was impounded.

Shafien said initial investigations revealed that most of the police reports against the suspect, who also owned a bridal boutique, were lodged by soon-to-be married couples who had paid deposits.

“The couples became suspicious over the boutique’s services following a video on the boutique’s office being lambasted by a dissatisfied client, which went viral,” he said, adding that an investigation paper on the case was opened under Section 420 of the Penal Code for fraud.

On Aug 31, the Klang Magistrate’s Court issued a two-day remand order for the suspect to assist investigations into fraudulent wedding packages involving 100 couples and soon-to-be wed couples, with total losses estimated at about RM497,000.

Earlier report: Aug 31, Couples Demand Refund from Wedding Planner with Alleged Financial Issues