TWO friends were charged in the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court today with deceiving a businessman in connection to a housing and investment scheme involving a loss of RM326,500, two years ago.
Rozma Yunus, 53, and A. Rajeswary, 30, claimed trial after the charge was read against them before judge Kamarudin Kamsun.
According to the charge, the two women were accused of deceiving Mohd Rafidy Yaacob, 51, victim in a non-existent housing and investment scheme, prompting the victim to hand over money amounting to RM326,500 in cash and money transfer to a Maybank account in the name of the company RC Developer Resources, which belonged to them.
They were charged with committing the offence at Wisma Genting, Jalan Sultan Ismail, on January 13 and April 20, 2020, under section 420 of the penal code, which carries a maximum 10 years’ jail with whipping and shall also be liable to fine.
Deputy public prosecutor Ngoh Jess Lynn offered bail at RM50,000 with one surety for each accused with the additional condition of having to report to the nearest police station once a month and surrendering their passports to court.
Rozma, who was not represented, pleaded for a lower bail due to her age and that she was unemployed, while lawyer G. Alexander, who represented Rajeswary, sought a minimum bail because her client was unemployed while her husband, who lost his hand in an accident, had no fixed income.
The court allowed the two accused bail at RM30,000 each in one surety with the additional condition that they have to report to the nearest police station once a month until the case is completed.
The court fixed October 28 for mention of the case. – Bernama, September 23, 2022.