A police lance corporal claimed trial over 25 charges of falsifying documents for payslips with his wife over the intention of deceiving a company where his wife works as a human resource executive.
Mohd Iqbal Fakhruddin Roslan, 31, pleaded not guilty at the Ipoh Magistrate Court today (February 24).
He was accused of aiding Siti Aisyah Mohamad Amir, 31 (currently missing) in presenting a document containing false information to deceive the company into believing that he is an employee, and that the payslip for the month of January 2020, amounting RM10,000, is to be transferred into his personal account.
According to charge sheets, Mohd Iqbal committed offences relating to the matter between May 2018 to June 2020, with cheated funds amounting to RM263,810.85.
The defendant was charged under Section 28(1)(c) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009, which was read along with Section 18 of the MACC Act 2009 (Act 694).
If convicted, he’ll be subject to punishment under Section 24(2) of the same Act, which entails a fine of at least five times the total amount of bribe funds or RM10,000, whichever is higher; and imprisonment of up to 20 years.
He was also charged under Section 403 of the Penal Code, read along with Section 34 of the same Code, for the same offence. If convicted, he’ll be subject to a fine, whipping and imprisonment of up to five years.
The court initially objected to a bail for fear of Mohd Iqbal attempting escape, but after negotiation from the defendant’s representing lawyer, Mohd Redzuan Mohamed Yusoff, the court allowed a bail of RM125,000 (RM5,000 bail for each charge) with two guarantors, and under the condition that he reports to the MACC twice per month.
The case was set for re-mention on June 17 later this year.
The session was conducted by deputy public prosecutor, Nurul Wahida Jalaluddin.