SIBU: A 25-year-old woman pleaded guilty to obtaining RM31,000 illegally from an investment fraud syndicate.
The accused, Jessrene Tan Qiu Tong from Johor, was charged under Section 37 (1) of the Sarawak Minor Offenses Ordinance 1958in the Magistrate’s Court here yesterday.
The offence carries a three-month jail sentence and a fine of RM500.
According to the facts of the case, the complainant, a 28-year-old local woman on 17 June last year accepted an invitation on her Facebook account to follow the GPX Investment scheme which promised a 10 per cent return within three days.
There are five packages offered, namely Package A-RM800, B-RM1,800, C-RM3,000, D-RM4,800 and E-RM9,600.
The complainant chose Package C and made a bank transfer amounting to RM89,184 from 17 to 28 June last year.
She realised that she had been cheated when she did not receive the 10 per cent return and lodged a police report.
Police investigation led to the discovery of RM31,000 in the accused’s bank account.