Published: Thursday September 6, 2012 MYT 5:04:00 PM
Updated: Thursday September 6, 2012 MYT 5:05:18 PM
Petrol station worker still arrested for stealing after employer had forgiven him
By NURBAITI HAMDAN
SHAH ALAM: A petrol station worker who was accused of criminal breach of trust involving RM6,500 told a Sessions Court here that his employer had forgiven him for his misdeed after he promised to pay back the stolen cash.
Muhammad Fitri Sameion Yusof, 22, said that despite being 'forgiven', he was later arrested by the police.
"I already gave him my word that I would pay him back. I don't understand this (being arrested)," he said nonchalantly.
The accused was charged with two counts of criminal breach of trust allegedly committed at a Petronas station at Persiaran Jubli Perak in Seksyen 22 here.
He allegedly took RM2,000 sales money of the day from the petrol station at 4pm on Aug 24 and another RM4,500 at 7pm the next day.
DPP Iswa Tonie offered bail at RM2,000 for each count.
When asked to mitigate, Muhammad Fitri, who was not represented said he did not want to go the lock-up.
"I haven't met my family (after the arrest). I need to contact them because in this case, my parents are the key witnesses," he said.
This prompted Judge Aslam Zainuddin to ask the investigating officer Inspector Shah Nizam who was seated at the public gallery whether what the accused said was true.
The officer said the accused was arrested in front of his father, who did not want to come to court Thursaday.
Aslam then fixed bail at RM4,000 with one surety for both counts.
The case is set for mention on Oct 8.