Unemployed man pleads not guilty to 44 charges of cheating


SEREMBAN: An unemployed man who was charged with cheating lost his cool and yelled at a group of photographers who tried to take pictures of him as he arrived at the Magistrate Court here today.

Clad in an orange lock up attire, Aravind Singh, 23, shouted "enough" twice as photographers continued to capture his face which he couldn't cover as his both hands were handcuffed.

The accused, from Bayan Lepas, Penang, pleaded not guilty to 44 charges of cheating involving a non-existent investment scheme when the charges were read to him before Magistrate Mohd Zaki Abd Rahman.

He was charged for cheating V Vekneswaran, 26, and S Dievendran, 28, by asking the victims to bank in a total of RM68,000 to his CIMB bank account for a Focus Capital Growth scheme which did not exist.

The offence was allegedly committed in Seremban and Nilai between March to June this year.

Subsequently, the accused was charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum jail term of 10 years, whipping and fine, upon conviction.

Deputy public prosecutor Mohamad Azriff Firdaus Mohamad Ali prosecuted while the accused was represented by lawyer S Karthigesan.

The court allowed bail of RM32,000 for all the charges and set Oct 13 for re-mention.

Translated from Berita Harian

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