Three individuals who profited from scams fined RM500 each

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By William Isau

SIBU, Jan 19: The Magistrates Court here today fined three persons RM500 in default seven days’ jail each for illegally profiting in three separate scam cases.

They were charged under Section 37 (1) of the Sarawak Minor Offence Ordinance 1958. The offence carries an imprisonment term of three months and a fine of RM500.

In the first case, Noor Fazeelah omar, 36, from Petaling Jaya was charged with receiving RM5,316 in a bank account held by the accused which was transferred by a 26-year-old man on November 20 last year as processing fee in a non-existent loan scheme.

In the second case, Nurul Ashikin Mahmood, 25, from Selangor was charged with receiving RM4,200 in her account where subsequently she had immediately withdrawn it.

The case involved a 36-year old man who on March 11, 2019 transferred RM9,200 to two bank account numbers purportedly for the “police” to investigate a case where his name was used in drug activity.

In the third case, a 68-year old woman on March 2 last year was conned into paying RM29,850 to accused Wong Lee Zee, 29 from Selangor for the release of her son in a non-existent drug crime case.

All three accused paid their fines. — DayakDaily