Driver claims trial to 17 counts of unauthorised money transfer

30 Aug 2019 / 21:01 H.

SEREMBAN: A personal driver was charged in the magistrate’s court here today with 17 counts of unauthorised transfer of RM4,580, belonging to a Nepalese man last May.

The accused, Mohamad Haikal Rosman Zahri, 31, however pleaded not guilty after eight of the charges were read out to him before Magistrate V. Vanita.

On the first to eighth count he was charged with unauthorised access and dishonestly transferring RM2,530 belonging to Bhujel Dipchhan into his Maybank account.

Mohamad Haikal also claimed trial to another nine counts of fraudulent transfer of RM2,050 in a separate court before Magistrate Mahyun Yusof.

The offences were alleged to have been committed at the Persiaran Senawang CIMB Bank Branch here, between May 3 and July 5 this year.

He was charged under Section 4 (1) of the Computer Crime Act 1997 punishable under Section 4 (3) of the same Act, which provides for a fine of up to RM150,000 or imprisonment of 10 years or both, upon conviction.

Deputy public prosecutors Nur Atiqah Sapari and Mas Syafiqah Mahroob conducted the prosecution while the accused was unrepresented.

Magistrate Vanita later allowed the accused bail of RM7,000 on the first eight charges and set Sept 19 for mention while Magistrate Mahyun allowed bail at RM22,500 for the remaining nine charges and fixed Sept 13 for mention. — Bernama

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