16 fined for duping Brits in job scam

MELAKA: Three foreigners were among 16 people slapped with fines totalling RM48,000 by the Magistrate’s Court here after they pleaded guilty to deceiving Britons in a scam offering non-existent jobs.

Magistrate Sharda Shienha Mohd Suleiman imposed the fines yesterday after the accused admitted to committing the offence.

The group was jointly charged at the court in Ayer Keroh here.

Based on the charge sheet, the accused had cheated their victims from the United Kingdom with non-existent job offers through online platforms.

They had committed the offence on Nov 21.

The charge was framed under Section 120B (2) of the Penal Code and read together with Section 417 of the same law, which provides for a sentence of not more than five months’ jail, a fine, or both, if convicted.

All paid their fines.

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