SIBU, Jan 5: A man from Kuching has been fined RM500 in default seven days’ jail by the Magistrate’s Court today for unlawfully obtained RM3,000 from an investment scam.
In the case which was heard before Magistrate Syukri Mokhtar, Muhammad IyliaShahmi, 27, had committed the offence on June 16 at a house at Jalan Sena here.
He was charged under Section 37 (1) of the Sarawak Minor Offence Ordinance 1958 which carries an imprisonment term of three months and a fine of RM500.
According to the brief facts of the case, the victim, a 25-year old engineer came to know of a woman on June 13, last year, on a social media application, Tan Tan.
The woman told him that she is a staff of Lazada, an online shopping platform. The victim was offered a job by the woman where all he had to do was to take photographs of the products on Lazada portal and send them to her.
The woman then enticed him to invest in the company that offered a dividend of five percent.
As the victim was attracted by the good return, he made a total of 22 transactions amounting to RM72,219 to seven bank accounts.
However, as he did not receive any dividend and the fact that he could not get his money back, he felt he was cheated.
Following a report lodged by the victim, the police managed to track down the accused who is one of the suspects in the case. The RM3,000 found in his bank account was traced back to the victim.
The accused paid the fine. — DayakDaily