Sentencing due for woman convicted of CBT, money laundering

|     Fadley Faisal     |

A FILIPINA who embezzled over BND60,000 in company funds from her employer is due to be sentenced on March 7.

Nerissa Domalaon Fernandez, 36, was charged with criminal breach of trust (CBT) by pocketing BND60,390.80 from Bobby Electrical Company Sdn Bhd, between December 2018 and January 2019.

She was also charged with 10 counts of money laundering in remitting the embezzled company funds to the Philippines, between December 2018 and January 2019.

The defendant pleaded guilty to these offences on February 18.

According to Deputy Public Prosecutor Farahanah binti Pehin Dato Haji Suhaili, 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 pay off her own debts in the Philippines.

Intermediate Court Judge Muhammed Faisal bin Pehin Dato Haji Kefli is considering a fitting punishment to be handed down to the defendant.