Six claim trial to cheating aircon company of over half a million ringgit

SHAH ALAM: A businessman and five others, one a woman, have claimed trial at the Sessions Court here to making false claims pertaining to transportation charges of RM505,750 to an air-conditioning company.

Their pleas were recorded before Judge Adli Abd Ghalib on Wednesday.

Businessman Datuk R. Shanmugam, 46; P. Sugumaran, 50; C. Karuppiah, 41; V. Murugesu, 55; M. Kanesan, 38 and Yap Siew Hiong, 46, were charged with allegedly cheating Panasonic Appliances Air-Conditioning Malaysia Sdn Bhd's staff and officer by submitting fake invoices from five companies.

The five companies are Teguh Marine Inspection Sdn Bhd, WLS Container Lines Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Green Valley Resources, Tiban Enterprise, and Pandan Cerah Sdn Bhd.

The offences were allegedly committed at Lot 2, Persiaran Tengku Ampuan, Section 21, Shah Alam Industrial Site between April 17, 2008 and May 15, 2014.

The six were charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code read together with Section 34 of the same.

Shanmugam and Yap, the lone woman, face 93 and 46 charges each and were allowed bail of RM1,000 for each charge.

Sugumaran faces 46 charges and was allowed bail at RM500 for each charge while Karuppiah (19 charges), Murugesu (seven charges) and Kanesan (18 charges) were granted bail at RM800 per charge.

Crime , Cheating