Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Housing agent get six years and six strokes for cheating

JOHOR BARU: A 32-year-old man was sentenced to six years in jail and six strokes of the rotan for six cheating cases.

Mohamed Rizal Mohmad Daud, who claimed to be a housing agent, was charged in the magistrate’s court with six counts of cheating that took place last year.

In the first charge, he received RM400 as a deposit from R. Thanes-varan, 31, after claiming that he could help him rent a house at around 4pm at Taman Larkin Idaman on Nov 25.

On the second charge, he received RM2,000 from the same man as a deposit to buy a house at the same location at around 4pm on Nov 25.

In the third charge, Mohamed Rizal took RM900 and deceived Noah Jeevan Rabindranath, 41, into believing that he could help the victim rent a house in Larkin Idaman at around 2.30pm on Oct 10.

The fourth offence occurred at around 11.30am at Taman Larkin Idaman where the accused convinced Harun Rashid Idris, 22, to pay him RM300, promising to help the victim rent a house on Nov 9.

In the fifth charge, the accused took RM1,200 from Hazman Hamid and promised to rent a house for him in Larkin Idaman on Nov 27.

In the sixth offence, he received RM2,000 from Yang Mey Yong, 44, where the accused promised to help the victim purchase a house at around 12pm on Dec 3.

He pleaded guilty to all the six charges and magistrate Mazana Sinin sentenced him to one-year imprisonment and one stroke of the cane for each charge.

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