22 January 2007
A monk managed to coerce two persons into warding off bad luck by praying over red packets filled with cash. A fishmonger and a rice seller followed his instructions and ended up losing RM78,400 in total.
The suspect has been a monk for 23 years and had asked his two victims to put cash into the packets and leave them on a altar for blessing. He then told them to open them only when their business or financial health improves. When it did not happen, the suspect asked them to place more.
A few weeks later, the packets were found to be empty.
Police has arrested the 47-year-old man, who has been with a temple in Sungai Daun for 7 years.
The Star Online – ‘Monk’ cheats victims of RM78,000