BALIK PULAU: A 38-year-old Indonesian businesswoman has been charged with criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving RM315,000 belonging to her husband’s waste management company of which she was a director.
A smartly-dressed Devi Mulya Tristiati claimed trial at the magistrate’s court here to committing CBT at the Ibrahim Hashim Sdn Bhd office in Jalan Mayang Pasir, Taman Sri Tunas, Bayan Baru, where she worked between March 2009 and November 2010.
She is alleged to have directed the issuance of 21 pieces of company cheques in her own name, to the value of RM15,000 each.
The cheques were pre-signed by the managing director - her estranged husband Ibrahim Hashim, 74, who is the complainant in this case - and issued without his approval.
If convicted under Section 409 of the Penal Code, she faces a jail term of between two and 20 years, and a possible fine.
DPP Edward Chan proposed bail at RM20,000 in two Malaysian sureties, and counsel R.S.N. Rayer acceded.
Magistrate Muhammad Hidayat Wahab fixed Feb 17 for mention and for the prosecution to supply the defence with the relevant documents.
Bail was posted by a director of a different company, of which Devi Mulya is now a director, and his mother.
It is learnt that Devi Mulya, originally from Palembang in Sumatra, is Ibrahim’s second wife. His first wife has since died.
The couple have been married for 13 years and have an adopted child.-theStarOnline