2-year jail sentence for stealing RM83,000

KUALA LUMPUR,  19 July 2017:

A former bank officer was sentenced to a total of 24 months’ jail and fined RM20,000 by the sessions court here today on two counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT), involving RM83,220.18.

Judge Syed Faisal Syed Amir handed down the sentence on Nor Azrin Zazali, 33, who pleaded guilty to both charges.

On the first count, the woman, who was then a bank officer, was charged with committing CBT by dishonestly transferring RM83,220.18 – which was entrusted to her for transfer into an approved account, into her personal account.

She was sentenced to 18 months’ jail and fined RM20,000, in default four months’ jail, for the offence.

The charge, under Section 408 of the Penal Code, provides an imprisonment for up to 14 years with whipping, and is liable to fine, upon conviction.

Nor Azrin , who is now three months pregnant, was also charged with making a false document by forging the signature of a superior officer at that time – Muhammad Yuriadi Yusof, 33 – onto the bank’’s money transfer form and then transferred the money into her account.

The charge, under Section 464 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 465 of the same law, provides an imprisonment for up to two years, or with fine, or both, upon conviction.

She was sentenced to six months’ jail for the offence. However, the court ordered her to serve the jail sentences concurrently from the date of her arrest, which was last May 31.

Both the offences were committed at the Cheque Clearing Department of the  iCIMB (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd at Level 18, Menara Atlas Plaza Pantai, No 5, Jalan 4/83 A, Off Jalan Pantai Baru here between 9 Aug 2016 and March 27 this year.

During mitigation, Nor Azrin, represented by lawyer Nor Assalinah Noor Azman, said she was desperate for money and had a seven-year-old child to support.

Separately, a restaurant employee – who admitted to stealing RM3.2 million worth of electric cable belonging to Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) – was sentenced to two years’ jail and fined RM2,000, in default eight months jail, by the Ampang magistrate’s court for the offence.

Magistrate Haslinda A.Raof handed down the sentence on Nazman Mohamad, 30, who pleaded guilty to the charge.

He was charged with stealing the electric cable at the TNB sub-station at Jalan Wawasan Ampang 4/2, Bandar Baru Ampang, Ampang Jaya, here between  June 30 and July 4.

Nazman, who is not married, was ordered to serve the jail sentence from the date of his arrest, which was July 12.

The charge, under Section 380 of the Penal Code, provides an imprisonment for up to 10 years, plus fine, if found guilty.

in KULIM, a woman was sentenced to seven days jail and fined RM26,000, in default eight months’ jail, by the magistrate’s court here today after she pleaded guilty to possession of import-prohibited items comprising 165 cartoons of white cigarettes and 10 cans of beer.

Magistrate R.Manomani ordered S. Savuntharam, 52, to serve the jail sentence from the date of her arrest, which was last July 11.

Savuntharam, who is the owners of Shanthi Catering Senangin Corner, was charged with possession of the items, all worth  RM2, 561.35, at  No G-696, Lorong Senangin 3/5, Taman Senangin here at 4pm on July 11.

She was charged under Section 135(1)(d) of the Customs Act 1967, which provides a fine of up to 20 times the value of the items involved, or imprisonment for up to three years, or both, if found guilty.

– Bernama

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