KUALA LUMPUR: A businessman claimed trial in the Sessions Court here today to cheating a company operations manager of RM225,000
Muhamad Alif Teoh Abdullah, 32, allegedly induced Mohd Zakhair Mohd Aris, 48, into handing him the money ‘as collateral bond’ after leading him to believe that he was a Home Ministry officer.
The RM225,000 was purportedly for the government to approve the purchase of a shooting simulator. Alif Teoh Abdullah is accused of committing the offence at Medan Athinahapan 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail here on March 10.
The charge, under Section 419 of the Penal Code, carries a maximum jail term of seven years or a fine, or both, upon conviction.
Deputy public prosecutor Nabilah Ahmad Poad appeared for the prosecution while counsel Mohamad Syazwan Mohd Salleh represented the accused.
Judge Abdul Rashid Daud set RM20,000 as bail and July 3 for re mention.- BERNAMA