Cheating case: Health-product direct seller released on bail

The court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, March 21: A health-product direct seller who is allegedly involved in a cheating case amounting to RM247,020 was released on bail today.

Magistrate Zubaidah Sharkawi allowed the accused to be released on a RM5,000 bail with one local surety after he pleaded not guilty to a charge of cheating a woman.

Ting Chong Ming, 52, from Bintulu was charged with cheating ML Yong, 65, by allegedly deceiving her that he could hand over money to two different companies as an investment in the two said companies.

He, therefore, is alleged to have dishonestly induced Yong to bank in RM247,020 into his Public Bank account at the Public Bank branch in Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce between May 5, 2017, and January 4, 2018.

Ting is charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of not less than one year and not exceeding 10 years, whipping and fine upon conviction.

Prosecuting officer Danial Ilham Kamaruddin prosecuted, while the accused was represented by Timothy Finlayson Joel. — DayakDaily