Criminal Law

Single Mother jailed Five Years for RM1.29 Million CBT

Date: 20 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 20 ( Bernama) - A single mother was also sentenced to five years in jail by the Sessions Court here today after pleading guilty to two charges of criminal breach of trust (CBT) on the daily collection of a telecommunications company amounting to RM1.29 million last year.

Judge Zamri Bakar sentenced Asmira Ariffin, 42, five years in jail for each of the charge and ordered the sentence to run concurrently starting today. The woman was seen calm when the court read out the sentence.

According to the first and second charge, she was charged as a U-Mobile collection department manager at the U-Mobile branch at Berjaya Times Square for committing CBT involving RM720,005.40 and RM570,753.50.

All the offences were committed at U-Mobile Sdn Bhd branch at Berjaya Times Square, Jalan Imbi, here between Aug 18 2015 and April 21 2017 under Section 408 of the Penal Code which carries a minimum jail of one year and a maximum jail of 14 years with caning and maybe fined.

Earlier, deputy public prosecutor Norashikin Ibrahim sought an appropriate sentence as a lesson to accused.

However, Asmira who was represented by counsel Zulkefli Omar applied for a lighter sentence as she did not have any previous records.

“My client is a single mother with five children aged between 10 and 18. She had realised her mistake and had promised not to repeat the offence again,” he said.

According to the facts of the case, the plaintiff who is a U-Mobile corporate services director at Berjaya Time Square lodged a police report after the company's internal probe found discrepancies in the company's billing report.

From further investigations, it was found from August 2015 to April 2017, a sum of RM1,290.758.00 from the collection at the Berjaya Times Square U-Mobile service centre was not credited into the company's accounts.

At the same time, the accused who is the Money Collection Department manager was responsible for managing U-Mobile money and ensuring the money was credited into the company's accounts.

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