KUCHING: A former admin accountant claimed trial before the Sessions Court here to a charge of criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving RM37,097.30.
The accused Priscilla Philip, 29, from Lepong Empeliau Undop, Sri Aman made her plea before Judge Afidah Abdul Rahman today (Nov 30).
She was charged under Section 408 of the Penal Code which carries a jail term of up to 14 years and whipping and a fine, if convicted.
According to the charges, Priscilla, who used to work as an admin accountant at an eatery, was accused of breach of trust with sales proceeds amounting to RM37,097.30.
She had allegedly committed the act at Jalan Penrissen in the month of August.
Deputy public prosecutor Mohamad Aiman Mutallib Mohamad Shariff had initially offered for a RM10,000 court bail for the charge.
The accused, who was unrepresented by counsel, appealed for a reduced bail on the grounds that she is unemployed and she needs to support her two younger siblings.
Judge Afidah has set Jan 11 next year for case management and allowed the accused to be released on a RM5,000 court bail with one local surety.