Woman jailed for forging job documents

Fadley Faisal

A 32-year-old local woman who used forged confirmation letter and salary slips as genuine documents was sentenced to a year’s jail.

Juliana binti Palak was formerly an employee at Serikandi Café and Restaurant up until June 2018.

She was arrested on June 11, 2020 and investigations revealed that she had obtained the forged documents by paying for copying services at a shop in Kuala Belait with altered information on the papers and used them to purchase a car at Dreamcars 88 Enterprise on March 19, 2020.

She handed the forged job confirmation letter addressed to Baiduri Finance Bhd and three salary slips purported to be issued by her former employer.

Before the court appearance, she worked as a sales assistant at Fairoz Minimart at Wisma Yakin in Kuala Belait.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Hajah ‘Adzimah Mukarramah binti Haji Salleh revealed in court that on June 10, 2020 the defendant again produced a job confirmation letter and three salary slips purported to be issued by her former employer to Boustead Sdn Bhd in Beribi to buy a car using a hirepurchase facility.

As Boustead Sdn Bhd’s due diligence was carried out, it was found that Serikandi Café and Restaurant had terminated the defendant’s employment and the documents were not valid.

Serikandi Café and restaurant filed a police report which led to the defendant’s arrest.

She admitted during investigations that she had wanted to obtain the cash rebates from the car purchases.

Magistrate Mohammad Marzuqi bin Sabtu presided.