SEREMBAN: A former insurance agent claimed trial Tuesday (Feb 11) at the Sessions Court here to a charge of committing criminal breach of trust involving RM47,826 six years ago.
She Teik Hooi, 65, pleaded not guilty to the charge after it was read to him before Judge Diana Md Razali.
He had allegedly committed the offence between Jan 2,2014 and Oct 7,2019 at Taman Sri Pinang in Port Dickson.
The accused was charged under Section 409 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of up to 20 years, whipping and a fine, upon conviction.
Based on the facts of the case, the accused had apparently sold two policies to Abdul Hakim Berri Mohamed, now 40, and his wife.
Abdul Hakim was to pay a premium of RM550 for his policy and another RM235 for his wife.
In April 2016, the accused allegedly contacted Abdul Hakim and told the latter that he had to renew both policies.
Abdul Hakim, who agreed to this, was now asked to pay RM585 for his policy and RM275 for his wife's.
The suspect allegedly asked Abdul Hakim to credit the payment into three different bank account numbers.
In October 2019, the couple decided to check the status of their policies with the insurance company but found that both had been terminated as they had failed to make the premium payments.
They then tried to check with the agent but were unsuccessful.
A police probe later showed that the three account numbers belonged to the suspect's wife and two children.
Diana set bail at RM10,000 with one surety and fixed March 18 for re-mention.
Nur'atiqah Sapari prosecuted while the suspect was unrepresented.
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