Mecca hotel scam: Businessman charged for the third timeBy - 12 January 2017 @ 3:18 PM
KUALA LUMPUR: A businessman was charged for the third time at the magistrate’s court with cheating a senior citizen of over RM70,000 in an investment scam in June last year.
Sheikh Saidey Nor Sheikh Abdul Rahman, 43, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read before magistrate Iriane Isabelo today.
He was charged for cheating Pauziah Ab Ghani, 61, by offering a lease on a non-existent hotel room in Mecca.
The victim then deposited RM70,000 into the accused’s account at Bank Islam Sdn Bhd Lot 1, Jalan SG 7/10, Taman Sri Gombak, Batu Caves, at about 1.10pm on June 13 last year.
He was charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail term of up to 10 years, whipping and a fine upon conviction.
Deputy public prosecutor Khairul Azhwa Yusrie Mohamad while prosecuting said the accused cannot be given bail as he was arrested under the Prevention of Crime Act (Poca) 2013.
The father of three was charged at the Kuala Lumpur magistrate’s court yesterday for cheating a company director of over RM320,000 in the same scam between Nov 2015 and June 2016.
On Tuesday, Sheikh Saidey and his wife, Sofia Affendi, 42, pleaded not guilty at the Johor Baru magistrate’s court to a similar charge.