KUALA LUMPUR: A former account executive of a law firm was charged in three Sessions Courts here Thursday (June 1) with nine counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving almost RM1mil three years ago.
Abu Zarin Haron, 46, pleaded not guilty to all the charges which were read out before Judges Datuk Anita Harun, Kamarudin Kamsun and Datin Sabariah Othman in separate courts.
On all the charges, Abu Zarin, who was then entrusted with control over the accounts of the firm’s clients, was charged with committing CBT by issuing nine cheques for a total of RM935,630.40 without the firm's knowledge for his own use.
The offence was allegedly committed at Messrs. Zainal Abidin & Co, Plaza Permata, Sentul, here, between Sept 4, 2020, and Oct 14, 2021.
The charges were framed under Section 408 of the Penal Code which provides imprisonment for up to 14 years with whipping and a fine, if convicted.
The court allowed Abu Zarin bail of RM50,000 with one surety for all charges and also ordered him to surrender his passport.
The court set July 7 for mention of all the cases.
The prosecution was conducted by Deputy Public Prosecutors Muhammad Amir Hannif and Akmalzatul Mohamed Nawi, while the accused was represented by lawyers Kassim Ludin and Ahmad Fadhli Salleh. - Bernama