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PETALING JAYA: An IT design firm director is staring at a possible lengthy jail term after claiming trial today to nine counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving nearly RM400,000.
Lee Che Fai, 40, as the authorized signatory of IT design firm Scorpion Brand Communication Sdn Bhd, allegedly committed CBT by signing nine cheques worth a total of RM386,000 and banking them into his personal bank account.
He allegedly committed the offences on the firm's premises at K-G-18, Block K, Taipan Damansara 2, Ara Damansara, here, between Dec 2, 2010, and Sept 21, 2011.
The accused is liable to a maximum imprisonment of 20 years jail, whipping and fine if convicted for any one of the nine offences under Section 409 of the Penal Code.
The nine charges were heard at four separate Sessions Courts here today. Lee pleaded not guilty to all charges when read to him.
Judges Suraiya Mustafa Kamal, Yasmin Abdul Razak, Rozina Ayob and Balqis Aini Mohd Ali granted a total RM66,000 bail with one surety.
They fixed June 6 for mention.
Deputy Public Prosecutors Zhafran Rahim Hamzah, Nur Aishah Ahmad Zakiuddin, Chong Yin Xin and Ching Kian Chun prosecuted.
The accused was represented by Munir Abdullah.