SERIAN, Nov 5: A 44 year-old clerk was sentenced to four years and six months jail by the Magistrate Court here today after she pleaded guilty to criminal breach of trust involving RM1.26 million.
Sarawak Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) Supt Maria Rasid disclosed that Teo Pek Hia was arrested on Oct 17 following a report made by her employer in Serian.
“She was remanded for seven days to assist police investigation before being released on police bail.
“Today, the accused was charged in Serian Magistrate court at 11.30am. She pleaded guilty to five charges under Section 408 of the Penal Code which carries an imprisonment term of not less than one year and not more than 14 years, and whipping, and may also be fined if convicted,” Maria said in a statement.
Magistrate Afidah Abdul Rahman sentenced Teo to two years in prison and a fine of RM5,000 for each charge. The jail sentence is to run concurrently.
Afidah also ordered that should Teo fail to pay the fine, she will be sentenced to an additional two years six months imprisonment.
The case was prosecuted by Deputy Public Prosecutor Muhammad Hafiz Musa while Teo was represented by counsel Tay Cho Seng. — DayakDaily