IPOH: A former bank manager was charged in the Sessions Court here today with criminal breach of trust involving RM150,000.
Abdul Rahim Sharif, 50, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read to him before Judge Azman Abu Hassan.
He was alleged to have committed the offence at Bank Muamalat Seri Iskandar branch between 8.30pm and 10pm on Sept 13, last year.
Abdul Rahim was alleged to have dishonestly misappropriated RM150,000, from the bank vault for personal use.
The offence, under Section 409 of the Penal Code carries a maximum imprisonment of 20 years with whipping, and also a fine upon conviction.
Deputy public prosecutor, Fadhli Ab Wahab prosecuted while the accused was not represented.
Earlier, Fadhli proposed RM20,000 bail with one surety as it was a serious offence.
The court then set bail at RM10,000 with one surety and set February 19 for case management.