Filipina jailed for embezzling over BND60,000 from employer

|    Fadley Faisal    |

A FILIPINA who embezzled over BND60,000 was sentenced to five years and four months imprisonment yesterday.

Intermediate Court Judge Muhammed Faisal bin Pehin Dato Haji Kefli heard from DPP Amiriah binti Haji Ali that the defendant, Nerissa Domalaon Fernandez, 36, stole BND60,390.80 from her employer between December 2018 and January 2019.

She also committed 10 offences of money laundering, remitting the embezzled company funds back to the Philippines, between December 2018 and January this year.

The prosecution also revealed in court that investigations of the Central Police Station’s A team found that the defendant, who worked as a barcode operator at the company, had remitted the money back to her family to fund her daughter’s school expenses, her godmother’s medical expenses, and to pay off her own debts in the Philippines.