Woman charged with siphoning off over BND163K

Fadley Faisal

A local woman was implicated in a case of criminal breach of trust and money laundering in the Intermediate Court yesterday.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Amiriah binti Haji Ali pressed 15 charges against Hajah Roziah binti Haji Talip, 51, of siphoning BND163,800.11 from a filling station in Beribi between January 9 and September 4, 2015, and remitting the amounts to Malaysia on diverse occasions between April 3 and June 5, 2015.

Judge Radin Safiee bin Radin Mas Basiuni gave the defendant time to consider the charges, and adjourned the case to November 20.

The defendant faces 10 years of imprisonment and a fine for the criminal breach of trust charge. She also faces a BND500,000 fine and a maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment, or both, for each of the 14 money laundering charges.