IPOH: A 38-year-old civil servant has claimed trial to 25 counts of criminal breach of trust amounting to RM26,379.95.
Roziana Mohd Dahalan, a National Accounting Institute training management unit head in Sabak Bernam, pleaded not guilty when read the charges under Section 409 of the Penal Code before Sessions Court judge Azman Abu Hassan.
According to the charge sheet, the alleged offences took place at a bank in Ipoh Garden here between Jan 9 and Oct 3, 2017.
Then, Rozian was the treasurer for the Perak National Accounting Department Sports and Welfare Club, and had been entrusted to deposit the club’s money into the bank.
The offence carries a maximum jail term of 20 years, and whipping and fine.
In appealing for lower bail, her lawyer Syahrul Nizar Mohd Radhi said she was a mother of two children aged 11 and 16, and earns a wage of RM3,000.
“Her husband works outstation, and her school-going children depend on her.
“She also does not have any prior conviction,” Syahrul said, adding that bail was only to ensure her appearance in court and not a form of punishment.
“She is able to pay up to RM10,000,” he added.
Judge Azman then allowed bail of RM8,000 with one surety for all charges, and set June 18 for the mention case.
“As you are a civil servant, I don’t believe you will run away.
“You also know of your responsibilities,” he told Roziana.
Roziana also informed the court that she was the department’s unclaimed monies unit head at the time of the incidents.
The Deputy Public Prosecutor was Mohd Nazreen Zabarudin.