Man fined RM500 for scamming another of RM35,690

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SIBU: A 28-year-old man from Kuala Lumpur pleaded guilty in the Magistrates’ Court here for possessing RM35,690 that was unlawfully obtained.

Magistrate Mohd Syukri Mokhtar today fined him RM500, in default seven days’ imprisonment.

Jaywinder was indicted under Section 37(1) of the Minor Offence Ordinance Sarawak, which provides for a jail term of up to three months and fine of RM500 upon conviction.

According to the charge, the accused was found in his possesssion RM35,690 that was unlawfully obtained last year on Sept 8, Sept 19 and Sept 30 at Pasar Rejang Park and Persiaran Brooke.

Prosecuting officer Insp Julkiram Kirah told the court that the complainant, aged 32, had surfed Facebook and was interested in a Turing Ai investment scheme.

The complainant clicked on the link provided (http:apptuningday.com) to participate in the investment.

Due to the belief that a lucrative return was given, the complainant made several money transfers into a bank account owned by the accused.

Once the payment was made, the profit and investmemt capital were not given.

The complainant lodged a police report. As a result of the investigation, the bank had identified the accused to be the bank account owner.

Insp Julkiram further told the court that the bank statement had also verified that there were six transactions made by the complainant.

The accused, who was not represented by legal counsel, paid the fine.

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