KUALA LUMPUR: A businessman has claimed trial at Magistrate's Court here for allegedly cheating actor Datuk Fizz Fairuz of RM18,100 over a non-existent cleaning project.
Khairul Khuzaini Zamsani, 26, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read out before Magistrate Taufiq Affandy Chin here on Tuesday.
Khairul was accused of cheating the 42-year-old actor, whose real name is Mohd Fairus Zainal Abidin, by deceiving the victim into believing that he (Khairul) held a cleaning project worth RM1.18mil from Kuala Lumpur City Hall, and inducing the victim to make a transfer of RM18,100 into his bank account.
The accused allegedly committed the offence at a condominium unit in Changkat View Condominium, Jalan Dutamas Raya, Mont Kiara, in Sentul, here, at 3.52pm on June 6.
Khairul was charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code and faces prison time of between one and 10 years, whipping and a fine, if convicted.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Nurilya Ellyna Norazman offered bail at RM15,000.
Lawyer Khairul Mukhtar, who represented the accused, however pleaded for RM2,000 bail saying his client has a family to support.
Magistrate Taufiq fixed bail at RM8,000 in one surety.
The case is fixed for mention on Sept 28.
It was reported that a 26-year old man, said to carry a Datuk Seri title, was arrested after the actor lodged a police report.