A security firm learned that it is really worhthwhile to make a thorough check on an employee’s background before employing him or her.
It happened in this southern state of Johore, Peninsular Malaysia. This security personnel rode of with RM320,000 cash and knowing well that he himself is the only one who knew about it.
The man gave his employer the address in Taman Chempaka as his only one but he had, in fact, continuously moved around a lot. After the incident, the security fiorm called his address and was told that he had not been there for quite sometimes.
The Johore State CID Chief who was tasked with solving the case, SAC II Amer Awal, told the press that it was really surprising how this firm could have overlooked such standard procedure. To make matters worse this man was a new employee and should not have been trusted with such large amount of cash.
The man was at the wheel of the firm’s armoured van when it happened. His two colleagues had deposited a bundle of cash into the van’s security safe. Then the two men went into the bank’s vault again to take some more bundles of cash. When they stepped out in the open they found out that the van was missing.
The man apparently had a set of keys to the safe and took off the very moment he realized the opportunity.
At the moment this story was written the van and the loot had not been recovered.