Man fined RM500 for participating in money scam after victim loses nearly RM10,000

The accused arriving at court for the hearing.

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SIBU, Jan 6: A 30-year-old man was fined RM500 in default seven days’ imprisonment by the Magistrate’s Court today for unlawful possession of RM1,500 in his bank account from a scam.

The accused, factory clerk Christopher Enjah Anthony, pleaded guilty to the charge under Section 37 (1) of the Sarawak Minor Offence Ordinance 1958.

The offence provides for an imprisonment term of three months and a fine of RM500.


According to the brief facts of the case, on Nov 16 last year, a 20-year-college student was contacted by one Albert Gregory on his Instagram account.

The victim was told by the suspect that he wanted to buy old bank notes for RM10,000 from him.

The suspect then told him that he had tried to transfer the money to his account but failed.

The line was connected to a “bank officer” and the victim was tricked into making payment first before money from overseas could be transferred to his account.

From Nov 16 to 17, the victim transferred RM9,820 to five bank account numbers provided by the suspect.

He felt that he had been cheated when the suspect asked for more payment and lodged a police report.

The police managed to hunt down the accused who is one of the five bank account holders. — DayakDaily