Clerk gets 29 months’ jail for embezzling BND4,700

|     Fadley Faisal     |

A CLERK has been sentenced to 29 months behind bars after being found guilty of illicitly withdrawing BND4,700 of her company’s funds using a cheque book she held.

Norfizalahyati binti Abdullah, a 36-year-old local woman, worked with the company in question in December last year. She was entrusted with the company cheque book as part of her responsibilities.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Raihan Nabilah binti Ahmad Ghazali further informed Intermediate Court Judge Radin Safiee bin Radin Mas Basiuni that the defendant committed two offences of criminal breach of trust, firstly, by filling out a blank cheque and withdrawing BND400 from the bank on December 11, 2018, and secondly, filling out another blank cheque and withdrawing BND4,000 on December 19, 2018.

The defendant’s actions came to light when the company’s director went to the bank on December 21, 2018 to obtain an account statement, resulting in his discovering the unauthorised withdrawals.

He lodged a police report, leading to the defendant’s arrest.

The defendant admitted to having spent all the money for her personal use.

Norfizalahyati binti Abdullah. – RBPF