KUALA LUMPUR: A manager of a telecommunications company was charged at the Sessions Court here today with two counts of committing criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving more than RM1.3 million, two years ago.
Asmira Ariffin, 41, pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to her before Judge Azman Ahmad.
The mother of five was accused of committing the offence while being entrusted with the money as a manager of the company's payment processing department.
For the first offence, she was accused of failing to deposit RM720,005 into the company’s account. The amount had been collected from the company’s branch at Berjaya Times Square between Aug 18, 2015 and Aug 18, 2016.
For the second offence, she was accused of failing to deposit RM570,753 into the company’s account, which had been collected from the same branch between Nov 21, 2016 and Apr 21 this year.
The offence falls under Section 408 of the Penal Code, which carries no less than one year and not more than 14 years jail, and a fine, if found guilty.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Norashikin Ibrahim asked the court to impose RM60,000 bail with one surety for all charges.
However, lawyer L.A. Gomes pleaded for minimum bail, citing that his client is a single mother and the sole breadwinner for her family.
The court set bail at RM70,000 with one surety and fixed Nov 17 for mention.