Charged with cheating housebuyers
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.