Director claims trial to using fake invoices

KUALA LUMPUR: A company director has claimed trial at the Magistrate’s Court here to a charge of using a fake invoice three years ago.

Datuk Seri Chin Kok Foong, 46, was accused of using fake invoices dated Sept 28, 2019 and May 5, 2020 which belonged to APC Builder & Construction Sdn Bhd.

He allegedly committed the offence at a premises on Jalan Stesen Sentral 2 here in October 2020.

The charge was framed under Section 471 of the Penal Code which provides for a maximum seven years imprisonment and fine, upon conviction.

The accused pleaded not guilty after the charge was read out before Magistrate Nadia Othman here on Friday (Feb 10).

Prosecuting officer ASP P. Nom Phot did not offer bail.

Lawyer Wan Muhd Ariff Ameer Wan Normazlan, who represented the accused, asked the court to exercise its discretion in granting a low bail of between RM2,000 and RM3,000.

He said his client has to support his father, his wife who was not working and two children aged 14 and 15.

“Although he earns RM30,000 a month, his bailor is his employee who earns about RM6,000 monthly and would be the (source of) the bail money.

“My client has given his cooperation in the investigation, which began last year,” Wan Muhd said, adding that the accused was not a flight risk.

Magistrate Nadia fixed bail at RM3,500 in one surety.

The case is set for mention on March 21.