KUALA LUMPUR: A former account executive of a law firm was charged with criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving more than RM1 million three years ago.
Abu Zarin Haron, 46, however, pleaded not guilty to all charges before three separate Sessions Court here today.
According to the charge sheet, he was alleged to have committed CBT by withdrawing RM217,000, RM200,000, RM354,606.70, RM32,045, RM69,191.66, RM22,000, RM17,894.90, RM11,891.95 and RM12,000.19 from the law firm’s account for his personal use.
He allegedly committed the offence at the office of Messrs Zainal Abidin & Co at Plaza Permata near Sentul between Sept 4, 2020 and Oct 14, 2021.
The father of three was charged under Section 408 of the Penal Code, and will see a fine and a jail term of no less than one year and no more than 14 years, if found guilty.
The prosecution requested for the court to impose RM175,000 bail for all charges and order the accused to surrender his passport until the disposal of the case.
Lawyer Kassim Ludin who appeared for the accused, however, pleaded for minimum bail by stating that his client was the sole breadwinner of his family.
“He is now jobless and also needs to support his ailing father,” he said.
Deputy public prosecutors Muhammad Amir Hannif and Akmalzatul Mohamed Nawi prosecuted the case.
The court set RM50,000 bail for all the charges and fixed July 7 for mention.
Source: New Straits Times