Salesman denies issuing fake invoices for gadgets

KUALA LUMPUR - A sales executive has pleaded not guilty to issuing bogus invoices for mobile devices worth more than RM50,000 (S$19,230).

Peh Swee Kim, 28, was charged with 14 counts of cheating phone retailer Asia Mobile Supplies Sdn Bhd by submitting the invoices in order to trick his employer into handing over the merchandise.

The invoices were for orders ranging from RM885 to RM12,840, totalling RM50,393.

Peh allegedly kept the mobile devices to sell for his own profit.

The alleged offences occurred between May 18, 2012 and Jan 10 last year at the company's premises in Low Yat Plaza here.

Peh is facing a maximum 10-year jail term and a fine under Section 420 of the Penal Code.

DPP Siti Aisyah Ahmad urged the court to set bail at RM50,000.

Pleading for a lower bail, lawyer Mohd Riza Zakaria said his client had cooperated with the investigators and was not a flight risk.

Sessions Court judge Mat Ghani Abdullah fixed bail at RM15,000 and set June 13 for mention.