Local man released on bail in forgery, cheating case

Fadley Faisal

A local man is out on bail, while claiming innocence towards four charges of forging government documents and cheating people.

Mohd Salihin bin Abdullah Ampar, 53, entered pleas of not guilty before Intermediate Court Judge Pengiran Masni binti Pengiran Haji Bahar yesterday.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Muhd Qamarul Affyian bin Abdul Rahman’s charges against the defendant allege him of having forged nine Public Works Department Acceptance of Quotation letters on February 9, 2016, and 10 Public Works Department Acceptance of Quotation letters on February 10, 2016.

Each of the forgery charges carries penalties of 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine.

It is also the prosecution’s case that the defendant purportedly cheated Syukran B Enterprise on February 9, 2016, and Delima Laut Company on February 10, 2016, by pretending that his offers to the companies for supplying printer toner cartridges had been accepted by the Public Works Department.

He allegedly convinced the employees of both companies to provide the supplies.

These cheating charges carry penalties of up to seven years’ imprisonment and a fine.

The court adjourned the case to February 25, for trial dates to be fixed.