KLANG: A 30-year-old businessman was slapped with two charges for forgery and cheating at the Sessions Court here.
Tan Sing Tze, from Tanjong Karang near here, was accused of knowingly using forged documents for a transaction at the Kuala Selangor District and Land Office on Oct 27, 2015.
He was also accused of cheating Tan Hock Kian, 33, and Lim Kean Woon, 37, by inducing them to buy a piece of land in Kampung Kuantan town at an inflated price of RM2.1mil on Nov 23, 2015.
Tan was charged under Section 471 of the Penal Code which is punishable under Section 467 of the same code for the first offence.
Tan faces a maximum jail term of up to 20 years and a fine if found guilty.
On the second offence, Tan was charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code and is liable to a jail term of not less than one year and not more than 10 years and could also be fined.
Judge Razali set bail at RM40,000 with two sureties and fixed Aug 8 for mention of case.
DPP Alison Chan May Kam prosecuted while Adam Yap defended Tan.