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CBT, cheating: Trio charged
Published on: Friday, August 02, 2019
By: Iffah Dilaney

LABUAN: Three men claimed trial in the Magistrate’s court here on Thursday for three separate cases of criminal breach of trust (CBT) and cheating, amounting to RM223, 825.50.

The first case involved a staff of Prestine Era Sdn Bhd, a management company for the Labuan International School.  

Shariff Omar Faruk, 38, was charged with siphoning the school fees collection amounting to RM109, 929.50, between December 19, 2014 and February 28, 2015.

Shariff pleaded not guilty when the charge was read by a court interpreter before Magistrate Leona Dominic Mojiliu.

He was charged under Section 405 of the Penal Code, which provides a maximum jail sentence of five years, whipping and fine upon conviction.

Magistrate set bail at RM8, 000 with two local sureties and fixed Aug 22 for trial.

The second case was that of a 26 year-old man who was charged with Criminal Breach of Trust on three counts involving RM95, 546. 

He pleaded not guilty to the three charges committed between March 3, 2018 and March 29, 2019.

According to the charge sheet, Mohd Shahrizal Jaul had misappropriated Maxis top-up payment collections amounting to RM80, 404, RM8, 937 and RM6, 205 in three separate offences.

He was charged under Section 408 of the Penal Code, which provides a maximum jail sentence of 14 years, whipping and fine upon conviction.

Leona set bail at RM5,000 for each count with two local sureties and fixed Aug 6 for trial at the Session Court.

The third involved a 61 year-old man who was charged with deceiving a contractor from Indera Jati General Construction involving RM18, 350.

Gapar Tasan was accussed of making the character believe that he could secure a project at Petronas in Kimanis, Papar, Sabah. Gapar also pleaded not guity.

The offence took place at CIMB Bank Ujana Kewangan, Labuan between January 2 and February 29, 2016.

The magistrate allowed bail at RM7, 000 with two local sureties and fixed Aug 22 for trial.

ASP Hasnan Abidin conducted the prosecution.



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