GEORGE TOWN, May 16 – JJ Poor To Rich (JJPTR) founder Johnson Lee and two of his right-hand men was arrested at Petaling Jaya this morning around 4.30am. Police are expected to release a statement on their arrest soon. The 28-year-old was last seen in public on May 10, when the company refunded the money of 100 investors.
Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Comm Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said JJPTR have collected investments of up to RM1.7bil up until now. Acryl Sani said 15 workers, including 13 women, and four investors had been detained for questioning. Police also seized seven computers and laptops, cash counting machines, hundreds of JJPTR company documents, televisions, CCTV cameras and RM3,300 cash.
He said the action to freeze accounts belonging to JJPTR were also being carried out under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001. JJPTR’s money game investment scheme was established in 2015, promising returns as high as 20% a month to members. A new scheme, announced earlier this month, promises 35% returns a month. — PN