Fake RM100 notes land mum in jail

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 Sept 2017: 

A mother-of- two was sentenced to 10 months’ jail by the Sessions Court here yesterday for using and possessing counterfeit money in May.

Judge Hasbullah Adam meted the sentence to Rashidah Sultan Mohideen, 32, after she pleaded guilty to the charge of using a fake RM100 note to pay for her parking fee of RM15.

She committed the offence at the parking lot at Mercu Summer Suites, Jalan Cendan Off Jalan Sultan Ismail, here at 4.50pm, on May 23.

The court also sentenced her to 10 months’ jail on the charge of having in her possession 26 counterfeit RM100 notes, with the intention to use the currency as genuine at Jalan Selingsing 4, Taman Sri Kuching, Jinjang here at 7.30pm on May 23.

The court ordered Roshidah to serve the jail sentences concurrently from the date of her arrest on May 23.

In mitigation, Roshidah – a tailor – could not hold back her tears as she pleaded for a lenient sentence.

“I am the sole breadwinner of my family, as my husband left us seven years ago. My eldest child, who is 11 years, suffers from Down syndrome and both my children are now under the Social Welfare Department’s custody,” she said in between sobs.

Deputy public prosecutor Norazlin Mohd Yusoff prosecuted while the accused was not represented.

– Bernama

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