Father of 5 charged with fleecing Datuk out of RM1.14mil

KHAIRAH N. KARIM


SHAH ALAM: A man was charged at the Sessions Court here for pretending to be a police officer and cheating a ‘Datuk’ of more than RM1.14 million between 2013 and 2014.

Madzamri Ismail, 47, who is self-employed, pleaded not guilty to the offence before judge Zamri Bakar today.

The accused, who allegedly masqueraded as a Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police (SAC), was charged with deceiving Datuk Sarip Hamid, 70, to hand over RM1,142,000 to him.

Madzamri allegedly committed the offence at Jalan Opera D U2/D, TTDI Jaya, here between Oct 3, 2013 and May 7, 2014.

His charge under Section 419 of the Penal Code carries a jail term of up to seven years or fine or both, upon conviction.

The father of five also faced an alternative charge of pretending to hold an SAC rank officer and offered the victim three projects on the same dates.

His charge under Section 170 of the Penal Code carries a jail sentence of up to two years or a fine or both, if convicted.

Zamri allowed a RM30,000 bail with two sureties and ordered the accused to report to the nearest police station on the 10th day of each month until disposal of the case.

The court fixed April 4 for mention.

Deputy public prosecutor Wan Nooranisa Ngadirin prosecuted while Madzamri was represented by counsel Datuk Mohd Hakimi Ab Kadir.