A former human resources executive pleaded guilty over charges of falsifying documents for payslips over the intention of deceiving the company she worked at.
Siti Aishah Mohamad Amir, 31, pleaded guilty over five out of 14 charges read in front of Judge S. Indra Mehru at the Ipoh Sessions Court today (March 11).
She was charged with falsifying payslips of resigned employees amounting to RM14,646.40 which were to be transferred to her personal bank account between June 2018 and March 2019.
For all five charges, she was convicted under Section 18 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 (Act 694), in which she’ll be subject to punishment under Section 24(2) of the same Act, read alongside Section 34 of the Penal Code.
The punishment entails up to 20 years of imprisonment and a fine of at least five times the total amount of bribe funds or RM10,000, whichever is higher.
The court acquitted Siti Aishah of the remaining nine charges after consideration. She was sentenced to a two-month imprisonment which will simultaneously be implemented today onwards, or a 15-month imprisonment should she fail to pay for the fine of RM79,900.75.
The case was prosecuted by deputy public prosecutor, Nurul Wahida Jalaluddin, while Siti Aishah was represented by lawyer Mohd Redzuan Mohamed Yusoff.
Her husband is a former police lance corporal who claimed trial over the same case at the same court on February 24. Refer to this article by Ipoh Echo for further reading.