| Fadley Faisal |
A 29-YEAR-OLD Filipina yesterday pleaded guilty to criminal breach of trust at the Intermediate Court and sentencing was deferred to February 24, 2015 to consider the case.
Judge Haji Abdullah Soefri Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin deferred sentencing to get confirmation to ascertain the condition of the defendant’s son.
Rialyn Lora Roxas told the judge she had apologised to her employer for breaching her trust, adding that she had committed the offence due to financial constraints as she is the sole breadwinner for her family (parents and a son) back home in the Philippines.
Her son, she explained, has a heart condition that requires surgery.
DPP Dk Hazirah’s facts of the case state that the defendant took $6,000 in proceeds from sales of food and beverages of High Frequency Café in Batu Besurat, where she worked as a waitress and cashier.
These takings were done over a span from March to December 2014.
On February 5, 2015, the café received information from their Point of Sales System Provider that there was a large number of irregular activities by the same user, being the defendant with username LJ, removing orders from the system and voiding a total of 1,924 orders over the nine months.
Police launched investigations, leading to the defendant admitting to the offence.
The defendant said she used the money for herself and mostly remitted it to her family back home.
The judge also ordered yesterday for an enquiry to the Philippines Embassy to ascertain her son’s condition to take into consideration in passing sentence.