Duo charged with cheating elderly of over RM516K
Published on: Wednesday, March 03, 2021
By: Cynthia D Baga
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Kota Kinabalu: A man and woman were charged with two counts of cheating two senior citizens amounting to RM516,511.96.

Ser Kah Hoh, 25, and Wong Sin Lei, 27, pleaded not guilty separately before Magistrate Lovely Natasha Charles to the charges against them on Tuesday.

On the first count, the duo is accused of cheating one Chung En Oi, 68, by deceiving the latter about a lucky draw worth RM1 million which resulted in Chung to give RM400,000 to the duo.

They allegedly committed the crime together with two accomplices who were still at large at a parking lot in Lido on June 28, 2018.

On the second count, they allegedly cheated one Yong Ng Len @ Yong Nyuk Lan, 73, by deceiving the latter to get lucky draw prize of RM1 million and caused the latter gave them RM116,511.96 at the same place on Feb 2, 2018.

The offence, under Section 420/34 of the Penal Code, carries a jail term of between one year and 10 years and whipping, and also liable to a fine, on conviction.

The court set April 12 for case management and released the duo on a bail of RM2,000 in two local sureties each.

Inspector Kelvan Elson Maik appeared for the prosecution while counsel Kimberly Yee defended the duo.



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