KUALA LUMPUR- A jobless man was sentenced to five years' jail and ordered to be whipped four times by a Sessions Court here for two counts of cheating a couple and a teacher of RM30,000 (S$9,897).
In the first case, Mazrin Abd Aziz, 39, was charged with cheating teacher Nur Zaiti Ikmal Dzainuddin by convincing her that he could sell a house in Taman Selayang Mutiara, Batu Caves here for RM280,000, although the house did not belong to him.
He then tricked Nur Zaiti into giving him RM15,000.
Sessions Court judge Norsharidah Awang sentenced Mazrin to two years' jail and ordered him to be whipped two times after the defence failed to raise doubt in his case.
Judge Norsharidah said Mazrin's evidence was mere denial and no witnesses were produced to support his testimony.
In the second case, Mazrin was jailed for three years and ordered to be whipped twice after he pleaded guilty to cheating storekeeper Muhamad Nazri Ahmad Saghir and his wife Fatimah Abdullah, 34.
He had tricked the couple into believing that he could sell the same unit at the same price and cheated them out of RM15,000, which was supposedly the 10 per cent deposit needed to buy the house.