The Magistrate’s Court yesterday sentenced a local man to 16 months’ imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to a charge of forging documents and using it to benefit himself.
Zulhasbi bin Mohammad, 31 forged an employment letter, seven salary slips and a bank account statement, all in the name of his nephew who works as a security guard.
Acting Senior Magistrate Pengiran Hazirah binti Pengiran Haji Mohd Yusof handed the sentence after highlighting that “it is clear from the facts that the defendant aimed to get profit and cheat the organisation”.
“The only mitigating factor is that there was no financial losses suffered by the organisation because he was caught” the court added.
DPP Dayangku Didi-Nuraza binti Pengiran Latiff revealed the facts of the case in court which stated that the defendant had forged an employment letter along with seven salary slips and bank account statement in the name of his nephew.
It was on February 21 when the defendant met a car salesman at a distributorship.
He intended to get his nephew a car and forged the documents.
The defendant saved the documents in a pendrive, asked his nephew to print them and then told him to sign on each of the forged documents.
He also searched on the web for the company logo, which he then had it made at the shop and then appended the stamp on the documents.
After the application was processed, the company denied having employed such person and lead bank staff to lodge a police report.
Police arrested the defendant on March 8. He admitted during investigations that he was hoping to benefit from the cash rebate of the hire purchase application.