SHAH ALAM: A teacher and a clerk have been charged with cheating a headmistress by submitting fake medical certificates.
Teacher Zainuddin Deraman, 40, and clerk Saiful Rizal Mohd Haris, 27, were charged before magistrates Siti Shakirah Mohktaruddin and P. Sarulatha respectively.
Zainuddin and Saiful Rizal claimed trial yesterday.
Zainuddin is accused of two counts of cheating Sekolah Kebangsaan Subang Bestari 2 headmistress Sapiah Jaffar, 54, causing her to believe that two fake medical certificates submitted to her were genuine.
He is alleged to have committed the offence at the school’s administration office between 8am and 5pm on Sept 5, 2016 and Jan 18.
Saiful Rizal faces two charges of cheating the headmistress on Jan 6 and 16.
They are accused under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating and if convicted, they face a maximum of 10 years’ jail, whipping and a fine.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Khairul Aisamuddin Abdul Rahman proposed bail at RM8,000 for each charge for Zainuddin, while DPP Nurul Huda Ramli proposed bail at RM5,000 for each charge for Saiful Rizal.
In asking for a lower bail, counsel Dony Abdullah, who appeared for both, said his clients’ spouses were housewives and that Zainuddin has five children while Saiful Rizal has two.
Both courts set bail at RM2,500 for each charge pending mention on May 12.
Zainuddin and Saiful Rizal posted bail.