JOHOR BARU: A 36-year-old unemployed man was sentenced to one year of a good behaviour bond with RM1,000 as collateral at the Magistrate's Court here for stealing RM2.80 in change from a public toilet.
The accused, Mohamad Hafiz Mohamad Razali, pleaded guilty after the charge was read to him in front of Magistrate Hidayatul Syuhada Shamsudin.
According to the charge sheet, the accused stole 22 10sen coins and three 20sen coins, totalling RM2.80.
The offence was conducted at a public toilet at Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal at 4am on Nov 3.
According to the facts of the case, a security guard saw the accused taking money from the toilet donation box and putting it inside his right trouser pocket.
When approached, the accused tried to run away but was detained and later handed over to the police.
The offence under Section 379 of the Penal Code for theft provides for a maximum jail sentence of seven years or a fine or both upon conviction.
The case was prosecuted by deputy public prosecutor Nur Aqiilah Ahmad Rofaie, while the accused was not represented.