Friday, July 10

Man from Myanmar charged with three counts of fraud


KENINGAU: A 26-year-old man from Myanmar was charged with three counts of fraud in the Magistrate’s Court here yesterday.

District Police chief, DSP Douglas Nyeging Taong said the accused was charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code.

He said the accused was granted RM6,500 bail with two local sureties and the court set June 22 for mention of the case.

The accused faces a jail term of not more than 10 years and with whipping upon conviction.

Douglas said the accused had previous criminal record relating to fraud cases and just completed serving his sentence last year.

He said that the accused was arrested at about 9pm on May 25 in a restaurant in the town here by policemen from the Commercial Crime Division here on suspicion of involvement in two cases of tour package fraud.

The first case involved a woman complainant on February 26 last year at about 6.53 pm at May Bank here, he said.

He said the complainant had banked in RM450 into the May Bank accounts of the accused for the purpose of obtaining a tour package to Italy offered by the accused.

On March 2 last year at about10.15am at the same bank the complainant banked in money into the bank accounts of the accused for the same purpose, he said.

However, he said after the money was banked is, the complainant found out that the tour package offered by the accused was non-existent.

Douglas said that the second case involved a woman on February 23 last year at about 10.35 pm.

The complainant banked in RM1,000 into the the Maybank account of the accused for a tour package to Italy.

He said after the money was banked into the account of the accused, the complainant found out that there was no package.