| Fadley Faisal |
A MALAYSIAN man yesterday pleaded guilty to credit card fraud at the Intermediate Court and sentencing has been fixed for February 28, 2015.
Lawyer Yu Chin Chow, representing Wong Ching Wei, was given time to prepare for mitigation for his client.
Judge Haji Abdullah Soefri Pehin Dato Haji Abidin will consider a fitting punishment for the 22-year-old Malaysian man, Wong Ching Wei, on five charges of credit card fraud.
Wong Ching Wei allegedly used a fake credit card to purchase an Apple iPhone 6 worth $1,408 at QQeStore at The Centrepoint in Gadong on January 13. Four other charges allege him of possession of forged credit cards and cheating using the cards.
DPP Raafe’ Haji Ibrahim informed in earlier court proceedings that allegations against the defendant is that he arrived in Brunei on the morning of January 13, went to the Gadong commercial area and made a beeline at a watch shop in his attempt to purchase luxury watches on four transactions, using three fake credit cards. The attempts were unsuccessful and triggered an alert at the bank of fraudulent activities.
However, the defendant had managed to use a fake credit card to purchase an iPhone 6.
The defendant then went to the Brunei International Airport. Police who were on the lookout for the defendant immediately arrested the defendant on recognising him, at around 6 pm that day.