By MANJIT KAUR | Star Online
21 July 2022
IPOH: A former company director was charged at a Sessions Court here with 64 counts of misappropriation, forging cheques and using the forged cheques amounting to more than RM10mil.
Ooi Yee Ling, 46, pleaded not guilty to all the charges and claimed trial before Judge Ainul Shahrin Mohamad on Thursday (July 21).
She was charged under Section 403, 467 and 471/467 of the Penal Code.
In the same court, she was jointly charged with the former company’s consultant Yee Yat Kai, 64 with four charges of falsifying documents under Section 467 and 471/467 of the Penal Code.
For the four charges, both of them claimed trial as well.
All the offences were carried out between Nov 17, 2017 and Feb 8, 2018 at several banks within the city.
According to the charge sheet for the two offences carried out under Section 403, Ooi is charged with misusing property for herself, where she had used cheques belonging to one Chan Chee Seng for her own use.
The offence under this section carries a minimum jail term of six months and a maximum of five years with whipping, and is punishable by a fine, if convicted.
Under Section 467 and 471/467, Ooi had 62 charges for forging the cheques belonging to Chan as well as genuinely using the forged cheques.
The offence under Section 471 of the Penal Code, read under Section 467, carries a jail sentence of up to 20 years and a fine upon conviction.
In submissions for bail, Deputy Public Prosecutor Faten Hadni Khairuddin requested the court to fix bail at RM800,000 for all 64 charges and for the charges to be jointly read as well.
In mitigation, lawyer Kenzaly Goik said Ooi, who has a business of selling clothes had no fixed income, and that her business was affected due to the pandemic.
While he said Yee, an insurance agent, also did not have a fixed income, and he suffered from hypertension.
“‘Thus I am requesting the court for a lower bail,” he said.
Ainul Shahrin fixed bail for Ooi at RM60,000 in total for all charges. While the bail for Yee was fixed at RM20,000.
The next mention date is set for August 19.
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