Director jailed 4 years for conning woman of RM500k

RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL

KUALA LUMPUR: A 30-year-old company director was sentenced to four years’ jail after she pleaded guilty for cheating a businesswoman of RM500,000 to obtain a contract to supply military uniforms at the Sessions Court here today.

Judge Hasbullah Adam read out the charge to Samsuzy Mahasan, who was clad in a black shirt.

The accused was charged with deceiving Norhemira Juliana Abd Rashid by offering her a non-existent project to supply digital camouflage uniforms for the Defence Ministry, persuading her to pay RM500,000 in cash.

The offence was committed at Maybank Menara PERKESO here between September and October 2015.

The mother of two was charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property, for which she can be liable to a maximum 10 years’ imprisonment, whipping and also a fine, upon conviction.

According to the facts of the case, Samsuzy convinced the victim that her company (Tenaga Kayangan Sdn Bhd) had received a tender to supply digital camouflage uniforms to the military, but was short of capital to meet the demand.

The accused then presented Norhemira the opportunity to invest in the tender and promised a profit of 100 per cent from the amount of her investment.

Norhemira had received the profits from the first batch until the 24th batch. However, she (Norhemira) did not received any profit after she invested RM500,000 for the 25th batch.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Faridah Nurdinie Bahrum prosecuted while the accused was represented by lawyer Zulkifli Awang.