Clerk worked hard to siphon $572,000 in fines

IPOH - She was known to be a quiet and hard-working court clerk but for over a year, the 35-year-old woman has been pocketing takings from offenders totalling over RM1.5mil (S$571,650).

The matter came to light during an auditing exercise when the books could not be balanced.

According to sources, the woman, who is attached with the lower courts, had been pilfering cash daily and making "adjustments" in the computer database.

The woman reported for work as usual after the auditors had exposed the scam. However, she was suspended only after court officials lodged a police report.

Perak police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said they had completed investigations into the case and the findings forwarded to the Deputy Public Prosecutor's office.

The woman, who is married, is expected to be charged in court soon.