Launderette operator charged with CBT involving RM3.24mil

MELAKA: A launderette operator has been charged with two counts criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving RM3.24mil at the Sessions Court here.

The accused, Terrence Conrad Fernandez, 43, pleaded not guilty to the charges before judge Darmafikri Abu Adam on Wednesday (Feb 16).

The charges were framed under Section 406 of the Penal Code which provides for imprisonment of up to 10 years, whipping, or a fine, upon conviction.

In the first charge, the accused was alleged to have committed CBT by dishonestly not abiding a contract to send washing machines belonging to Prisma Linecare Sdn Bhd worth some RM3.2mil to a launderette in Penang.

The offence was allegedly committed when the accused was at Eurostar Tractorss (M) Sdn Bhd in Lot PT Jalan PK 8, Krubong Industrial Park on Jan, 2019.

In the second charge, the accused allegedly committed CBT trust by dishonestly misappropriating RM24,000 belonging to the same company for the purpose of renting a premises in Penang by depositing the sum into his personal bank account.

He was alleged to have committed the offence at Prisma Linecare Sdn Bhd, Unit 1002, Level 10 Block A, Kelana Centrepoint, Petaling Jaya, Selangor on Jan 31, 2019.

The accused was represented by counsel James Thanjong Tuan.

The court granted a bail of RM12,000 to the accused and fixed March 21 as the next mention date.

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