KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 (Bernama) -- A housewife was charged in two Magistrate's Court in Ampang here with seven counts of dishonest concealment of money, totalling more than RM30,000, belonging to three women in connection with an offer for umrah and haj pilgrimage.
Rashimah Lili Mohamed Ali, 44, pleaded not guilty to all the charges, which were read separately before Magistrate Mohamad Firdaus Sadina Ali and Magistrate Haslinda A.Raof.
The charges were made against her for allegedly concealing or transferring the money , which did not belong to her, into her Bank Islam account, whereby resulting in the three women -- trader Siti Fatimah Ahmad, 60; housewife Daliah Dalil, 63,and a retired headmistress, Jamilah Johar, 63, -- to suffer losses totalling RM33,800.
Rashimah Lili was charged with committing the offence at Bank Islam branches in Taman Melawati, Ampang Jaya and at the Pandan Prima Bank Islam in Ampang between March 24, 2017 and May 16, 2017.
The charge, under Section 424 of the Penal Code, provides an imprisonment for up to five years, or with fine, pr both, if found guilty.
Deputy public prosecutor Norhashimah Hashim and Raihanah Abd Razak, who prosecuted, offered bail of RM10,000 on each charge with one surety.
However, Rashimah Lili, who has three children, asked for the bail to be reduced, saying that she was not employed and suffering from diabetes and hyper tension.
The court the sent bail of RM31,000 in one surety for all charges and fixed July 31 for mention.