Admin assistant pleads guilty to 57 charges of using forged bank documents

IPOH: An administrative assistant at SK Toh Johan in Trong was slapped with 57 charges for using forged bank documents between 2014 and 2019.

Muhamad Syazwanuddin Sahimi pleaded guilty after being read all the charges under Section 471 of the Penal Code before Sessions Court judge Ahmad Kamar Jamaludin here on Tuesday (Jan 17).

According to the facts of the case, Muhamad Syazwanuddin was said to have used the fake bank documents, knowing that these were forged, to deposit a sum of money into the school’s bank account between February 2014 and August 2019.

He was said to have used Photoshop to forge the bank documents.

The money, totalling RM28,797, was meant to be the rental for the school canteen.

He also did not deposit the money into the school’s bank account and had instead used it for personal gain, as authorities found after a check with the bank.

In sentencing, Justice Ahmad Kamar ordered Muhamad Syazwanuddin to pay a fine of RM40,000 in default 13 months and four days in jail.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy public prosecutor Maziyah Mansor prosecuted while Muhamad Syazwanuddin was represented by Mohd Aidil Arsad.