Woman Charged For Posing As Insurance Agent & Cheating Client Of RM720,000

The single mother was charged for dishonest misappropriation, cheating, and forgery.

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A woman from Melaka who scammed a victim by pretending to be an insurance agent seven years ago was charged in court for cheating and dishonest misappropriation yesterday, 29 December

According to Bernama, 48-year-old Loo Mei Lin was found guilty of cheating a victim, which amounted to losses of RM719,902.98, by claiming to be an Allianz insurance agent between November 2013 and July 2015.

She deceived 54-year-old Teh Eet Meng by pretending to register her for 16 insurance policies in those two years, causing the victim to lose a total of RM626,402.98.

Loo also misappropriated a Citibank cheque belonging to the same victim amounting to RM93,500, and falsified a signature belonging to a Yap Soo Hui on an Allianz life insurance application form.

It is alleged she committed all the offences in Central Melaka.

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Loo, a single mother of three and chairman of a construction company, was charged on four counts for the offences

She faces two charges under Section 403 and one charge under Section 420 of the Penal Code for dishonest misappropriation of property and cheating, respectively.

If found guilty, the first offence carries a maximum sentence of 10 years' jail, whipping, and a fine, while the other carries a prison sentence for up to two years or a fine, or both.

The fourth and last charge for forgery was made under Section 471/465 of the Penal Code, which carries a sentence of imprisonment for up to two years or a fine, or both, if convicted.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to all the charges that were read out to her before Judge Norma Ismail

Loo was represented by lawyers Nizam Bashir, Linda Phua, and Rajsurian Pillai, while the prosecution was led by deputy public prosecutors Anis Wahidah Mohamad and Mazuin Hashim.

The court set 20 January for mention of the case and allowed Loo bail of RM30,000 on all charges.

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