Wednesday January 30, 2013
Mother and daughter jailed for possession of counterfeit notes
By MAIZATUL NAZLINA
KUALA LUMPUR: A mother and her daughter were jailed by a Sessions Court here for possessing 11 pieces of RM100 counterfeit notes in November last year.
Sessions Judge Rozana Ali Yusof sentenced Sarawakians Mariam Ling Abdullah, 59, to 12 months’ jail and her daughter Faridah Ibrahim, 32, to six months’ jail after they pleaded guilty to the charge.
Judge Rozana ordered the sentence to run from Nov 1 on the day they were detained.
Mariam was charged with having 10 pieces of RM100 fake notes at the Commercial Crime Investigation Division in the Cheras police headquarters compound at about 7.05pm on Nov 1.
Her daughter Faridah was charged with possessing a RM100 counterfeit note at the same time and place.
Both were charged under Section 489 of the Penal Code which carries a maximum of 10 years’ jail if convicted.
Mitigating, counsel Zainuddin Abdul Razak said Mariam was not working and relied on her children while Faridah was a promoter and divorced.
Zainuddin said Faridah had two children aged 10 and 12 who were being taken care of by her uncle in Sarawak.