By Dorcas Ting
KUCHING, March 18: A retiree was charged with seven charges for criminal breach of trust involving a sum of RM190,000.
He was charged in three different Magistrate’s Court here. He pleaded not guilty to all charges and was allowed to be released on bails of RM3,000, RM8,000 and RM4,000 respectively with two local sureties.
Pre-trial case management of these cases are fixed for April 1.
Sim Yan Teng, 65, from Stapok, was charge under Section 420 of the Penal Code for deceiving Chong Chiang Arng into believing that Public Bank Berhad cheques made out for RM20,000, RM30,000, RM30,000, RM10,000, RM50,000, RM30,000, and RM20,000 respectively were valid cheques and dishonestly induced Chong to deliver the said cheques as a profit of investment, at a shop located at Jalan Setia Raja on July 26, July 27, July 29, and August 2, 2017 respectively.
Section 420 of the Penal Code carries a imprisonment term of not less than one year and not more than ten years, and with whipping, and shall be liable to fine.
Prosecuting officer Muhanmad Hafiz Musa and Insp Merylene Lindan Andrew Mang prosected while the accused was represented by Michael Tiang. — DayakDaily