Crime & Courts

Company director with 'Datuk Seri' title claims trial to using fake invoices

KUALA LUMPUR: A company director with a "Datuk Seri" title has claimed trial to using forged invoices in 2018 and 2020.

Chin Kok Foong, 46, pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him before magistrate Nadia Othman this morning.

He was charged with using fake invoices dated Sept 28, 2019 and May 5, 2020 belonging to APC Builder & Construction Sdn Bhd.

He was accused of committing the offence at an office in Kuala Lumpur Sentral 2, here, in early October, 2020.

The charges were framed under Section 471 of the Penal Code, which is punishable under Section 468 of the same code and carries a maximum sentence of seven years in jail and a fine upon conviction.

Assistant Superintendent Nom Phot Prackdit prosecuted and lawyer Wan Muhd Ariff Ameer Wan Normazlan represented Chin.

Nom Phot requested that the court deny bail to the accused.

However, Ariff Ameer pleaded for the court to grant bail as the accused, who is earning RM30,000 per month, is taking care of his family, which includes his wife who is not working, their two children and his father.

He also said the accused had cooperated well with the police during the investigation and that he was not a flight risk.

Nadia granted bail at RM3,500 and fixed March 21 for case mention.

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