SHAH ALAM - A student knew that she was paying a man RM14,500 to acquire a fake degree.
But, when she was not satisfied with the deal that she made with the man known to her as Kelvin, Universiti Teknologi Mara student Noorhafiza Wan Hussin, 24, tried to get a refund.
However, when she failed to get the refund, she lodged a police report claiming that Kelvin had cheated her.
Yesterday, a Sessions Court here acquitted Lim Chuan Soon, 27, of cheating Noorhafiza.
Judge G. Ramesh said that the charge against Lim was not valid under the law as the complainant knew that a fake degree was involved in the transaction.
"It was clear from the testimonies that the witness (the complainant) knew the certificate was illegal because obtaining it did not require a learning process.
"Therefore, you cannot say that the witness was deceived by anybody.
"It was her intention to obtain the illegal certificate when she made the deal with this man known to her as Kelvin," said Ramesh yesterday.