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Misappropriation of property and cheating: Trader charged
Published on: Friday, June 21, 2024
By: Jo Ann Mool
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Misappropriation of property and cheating: Trader charged
The first charge under Section 403 of the Penal Code carries a jail term of between six months and five years and whipping and liability of a fine on conviction, while the second charge under Section 420 of the Penal Code provides a jail term of up to 10 years, and whipping and also liable to fine, on conviction.
Kota Kinabalu: A 55-year-old trader was charged in the Magistrate’s Court here with two counts of misappropriation of property and cheating amounting to RM10,290.

Jakariah Janit, who appeared before Magistrate Stephanie Sherron Abbie, pleaded not guilty to both charges.

On the first count, Jakariah was accused of fraudulently misusing RM7,500 cash belonging to Mohd Rafaie Sitong between Dec 28, 2023 and Jan 3, this year at Maybank Kg Air.

Jakariah on the second count, allegedly cheated Jason Anjoe by deceiving him into purchasing a Perodua MyVi and fraudulently induced him to hand over RM2,790 on Jan 16 at the Borneo Sport Arena, Kolombong.

The first charge under Section 403 of the Penal Code carries a jail term of between six months and five years and whipping and liability of a fine on conviction, while the second charge under Section 420 of the Penal Code provides a jail term of up to 10 years, and whipping and also liable to fine, on conviction.

Jakariah was offered bail at RM2,000 in two sureties on each charge pending pre-trial case management on July 25.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Muhammad Al-Hakim Abdul Razak prosecuted.

In another case, a 61-year-old man was jailed a day and fined RM10,000 or three months jail for drink-driving.

Philemon Chin admitted to committing the offence on May, 21, 2022, at 11.52pm at Jalan Bundusan, Penampang.

The offence under Section 45A(1) of the Road Transport (Amendment) Act 2020, which provides for a jail term of up to two years and fine between RM10,000 and RM30,000, on conviction.

Traffic Prosecuting officer Inspector Mohammad Khairul Nizam Mokhtar prosecuted.

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