BY Fadley Faisal
A petrol filling station manager on Wednesday pleaded guilty to 15 charges of siphoning BND163,800.11, claiming that she had been cheated in a love scam on social media.
Judge Radin Safiee bin Radin Mas Basiuni will be passing sentence on November 23, and is considering a fitting punishment in the meantime.
Hajah Roziah binti Haji Talip, 51, pleaded guilty to Deputy Public Prosecutor Amiriah binti Haji Ali’s charges that she siphoned off BND163,800.11 from a petrol filling station in Beribi between January 9 and September 4, 2015, and remitted the amounts to Malaysia on diverse occasions between April 3 and June 5, 2015.
The unrepresented defendant informed the court in mitigations that she is remorseful.
Hajah Roziah faces 10 years imprisonment and a fine for the criminal breach of trust charge.
She also faces a BND500,000 fine and a maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment, or both, for each of the 14 money laundering charges.
-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin