| Fadley Faisal |
A LOCAL man was fined $500, or serve a month in jail in default, after he pleaded guilty before the Bandar Magistrate’s Court to misappropriating property.
DPP Ratno Hj Zaidi informed the court that Md Hazimin Hj Md Hamdi, 32, went to see his cousin at work at the Sayang Mama Restaurant on Jalan Residency at about 6pm on January 3.
The defendant ordered food from his cousin, who is a waiter at the restaurant, and then asked if he could borrow his cousin’s mobile phone to contact his ex-wife.
He sent a text message to his ex-wife after getting a hold of his cousin’s phone.
The defendant then took the phone with him as he saw his cousin was busy attending to customers and left the shop.
The defendant’s cousin realised her phone had been taken and lodged a police report, which led to his arrest.
Investigations revealed that the defendant had sold the phone to a person in Kg Sg Kebun for $60.
The phone has been recovered.