KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A former head of accounts at a private transport company pleaded guilty at the Sessions Court here on Monday (July 6) to 123 counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) amounting to RM5,502,414 by forging the signature of the company director for the past eight years.
Teo Chee Peng, 53, made the confession after all the charges against him were read one by one by a court interpreter before Judge Hasbullah Adam from 11 am to 1 pm.
However, the court set July 21 to hear the facts of the case and for sentencing.
Based on all the charges, the accused had allegedly committed CBT in his capacity as the company's head of accounts as at that time by issuing 123 cheques totalling RM5,502,414 to Revolusi Angkasa Sdn Bhd by forging the signature of the company director, Yap Choon Lai, 64.
All the offences under Section 408 of the Penal Code were allegedly committed at an office in Taman Niaga Waris here between May 12,2012 and March 17 this year, and Teo could face a maximum 14-year jail term and whipping upon conviction.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Siti Nur Hajar Hamzah appeared for the prosecution.
The court did not allow Teo, who was represented by lawyer Tia Poh Yew, bail and he was later sent to the Sungai Buloh Prison. - Bernama
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