SIBU: A man, who faced four charges of cheating, was on Thursday (Jan 27) sentenced to a total of seven years’ imprisonment by the Magistrate’s Court here.
Magistrate Mohd Syukri Mokhtar ordered the sentences on the four charges to run concurrently.
In the first charge, Hasirin Ismail, 52, from Semporna, Sabah was sentenced to one year’s imprisonment for deceiving one Deli Nyuak by offering a non-existing job and causing the latter to make a payment of RM3,800 at CIMB bank on June 28, 2020.
For the second charge, he was sentenced to one year and six months’ jail for deceiving the victim by offering a non-existing job and causing the latter to make a payment of RM350 at Maybank on June 27, 2020.
In the third charge, he was sentenced to two years’ jail for deceiving the victim by offering a non-existing job and causing the latter to make a payment of RM1,500 at CIMB bank on June 27, 2020.
Ismail was again sentenced to two years and six months’ imprisonment for the fourth charge of offering a non-existing job to the victim and inducing the latter to make a payment of RM3,000 at CIMB bank on Sept 1, 2020.
Based on the police investigation conducted, the accused is an old friend of the complainant – they have worked together for seven years and have been friends for about 20 years.
All the charges were framed under Section 420 of the Penal Code, which provides for a jail term of between one year and 10 years and with whipping as well as fine upon conviction.