Tuesday March 5, 2013
Man allegedly cheated his future in-law
By HAFIZ MARZUKHI
BALIK PULAU: A computer technician who allegedly flirted with women on Facebook while posing as a doctor has been slapped with two more cheating charges.
K.K. Prabaharan (pic), 45, from Taman Mas, Ipoh, Perak, is alleged to have duped M. Jayanthi, 49, of jewellery at Nibong Indah in Lorong Aziz Ibrahim, Sungai Nibong, at 2pm on Dec 9.
He allegedly told her that the valuables would be taken to a jewellery shop for polishing.
He is also alleged to have induced Jayanthi into handing over RM18,000 between 3pm and 4pm on Dec 13 at the Maybank branch in Queensbay Mall in return for booking a space in a hotel for the wedding ceremony of her daughter and his son.
Prabaharan pleaded not guilty to both charges in the magistrate’s court here yesterday.
He was charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum 10-year jail term, whipping and fine upon conviction.
DPP Charanjit Singh proposed bail be set at RM20,000 for each charge.
Counsel Md Yusuf Md Idris pleaded for a lower bail, saying that his client would not run away as he was facing other cheating charges.
Magistrate Muhammad Najib Ismail fixed March 27 for documents to be tendered and set bail at RM8,000 for both charges.
Prabaharan had pleaded not guilty last Wednesday to charges of cheating five women of cash and valuables in magistrate’s courts in George Town, Bukit Mertajam and Jawi.