Bali man facing 5 years for not returning lost phone

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Police in Bali have arrested a person for failing at hand as shortly as additional a misplaced cellphone to its rightful proprietor, with the suspect now going via as pretty a bit as 5 years in jail for theft.

The suspect, acknowledged as 54-year-old IPS, picked up a cellphone dropped by a 17-year-old boy in an residence in Tabanan Regency as shortly as additional in October. 

The boy texted and tried calling his personal quantity in an try and retrieve his cellphone, nonetheless the quantity shortly went out of service as IPS ditched the SIM card.

The boy then reported the lacking cellphone to the police. After three months of attempting, police lastly discovered the cellphone with IPS and arrested him at his dwelling in Marga District.

“The suspect handed over the cellphone, which he had used to date three months,” Marga Precinct Chief I Gede Budiarta talked about.

IPS has been charged with theft beneath the Accredited Code (KUHP), which carries a most punishment of 5 years in jail.

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