KUALA LUMPUR: A former assistant health officer was fined RM12,500 by the Sessions Court here for fraudulently using documents to claim more than RM3,000 worth of overtime pay.
Mohd Johan Fazlan Sa'don, 42, pleaded guilty before Sessions Court Judge Rozina Ayob after the charges were read out to him here on Monday (Feb 22).
He was accused of five counts of fraudulently using the documents to claim RM644.63, RM709.09, RM547.93, RM966.94 and RM483.47 at the salary unit office of the Health Ministry in Putrajaya between June 1 and Oct 1,2015.
The total amount claimed for the five consecutive months was RM3,352.06.
The charge under Section 471 of the Penal Code carries imprisonment of up to two years or a fine or both, upon conviction.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Abd Muntaqim Abdul Aziz appeared for the prosecution while the accused was represented by lawyer Nur Fazrin Ahmad.
The court sentenced the accused to a fine of RM2,500 for each of the charges and ordered him to serve 15 months in jail if he failed to pay the fine.
The accused paid the fine.
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