Charged with cheat­ing house­buy­ers

New Straits Times - - News -

JO­HOR BARU: The long arm of the law yes­ter­day caught up with a 41-year-old housewife who pre­tended to be an agent to con those want­ing to se­cure homes.

Hafizah Ibrahim had al­legedly cheated those who thought she was an agent for the Jo­hor Af­ford­able Hous­ing (RMMJ) Scheme homes.

She was charged at the Jo­hor Baru mag­is­trate’s court yes­ter­day with eight sep­a­rate charges of cheat­ing peo­ple of a to­tal of RM41,000.

Hafizah, a mother of five, was ar­rested on Sun­day at her home in Sku­dai.

It was the sec­ond time that she was de­tained by law en­forcers. She was ar­rested on March 28 and re­manded twice, the New Straits Times was told.

Of the eight charges, six were un­der Sec­tion 420 of the Pe­nal Code, one was un­der Sec­tion 424 and an­other un­der Sec­tion 417, of the same code, all cheat­ing of­fences.

Hafizah com­mit­ted the of­fences be­tween Oct 20 last year and Feb 7 this year at Pasir Gu­dang and Jo­hor Baru.

Bail was pro­posed for RM37,000. Mag­is­trate Noor Aisyah Ah­mad, how­ever agreed to re­duce it to RM15,000.

Hafizah’s hus­band paid the bail.

Hafizah Ibrahim

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