KUALA LUMPUR: A clerk, her three family members and five friends, were charged at three courts in Ampang today with multiple counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) and fraudulently assisting in the removal of money belonging to a security company totalling over RM6.5 million.
All the accused, however, pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to them before Session Court Judge Suzana Hussin, Magistrate Mohamad Firdaus Sadina Ali and Magistrate Haslinda A.Raof, respectively.
In the Sessions Court, V. Lavanyah, 26, who is a clerk at the security company, was charged with four counts of CBT involving a total of RM3,566,682 belonging to the company, Golden Eagle Security Services Sdn Bhd.
She was alleged to have committed the offence at the company’s premises at Taman Pandan Perdana here between Aug 7, 2015, and Dec 19, 2015, and was charged under Section 408 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum jail term of 14 year, and with whipping and fine, upon conviction.
The court allowed the woman bail of RM200,000 with one surety for all charges and ordered her to surrender her passport to the court.
In the Magistrate’s Court, Lavanyah’s father, A. Vijakumar, 56, a driver, was charged with three counts of fraudulently assisting in the removal of the company’s money totalling of RM580,000.
Also charged at the court were three of Lavanyah’s friends, namely R.Letchumanan, 34, who is facing four similar charges involving RM763,700; R.Malarvilly, 29, who is also facing four similar charges involving RM437,226; and J.Darshinii, 26, who is facing one similar charge involving RM23,000.
They were all alleged to have committed the offences at the Hong Leong Bank, Pandan Perdana, here between Sept 18, 2015, and Jan 8, 2018.
They were all charged under Section 424 of the Penal Code, which provides for a maximum jail term of five years, or fine, or both, upon conviction.
Meanwhile, in another Magistrate’s Court, Lavanyah’s mother, P.Pusparany, 53, a housewife, and her brother, Lingeswaran, 20, a college student, were each charged with four and two similar counts of fraudulently assisting in the removal of the company’s money involving RM675,000 and RM442,000, respectively.
Also charged were two other Lavanyah’s friends, namely Shahrim Mohammad Ibrahim, 36, who is facing one similar charge involving RM15,500; and K.Perumal, 61, who is facing two similar charges involving RM50,000.
They were alleged to have committed the offences at Hong Leong Bank, Pandan Perdana, between Oct 17, 2015, and Feb 20, 2018.
Oct 4 was set for remention of all the cases. — BERNAMA © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd