The Ohm Depot: Woman jailed for selling non-existent electrical appliances

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We were all in for a shock when a judge sentenced a woman who is already serving time to another 80 months or close to seven years in jail after she pleaded guilty to cheating five individuals into making payments for electrical appliances that did not exist.

Maybe she’s just a fan of magic and thought it would be fun to confundo people. 

Earlier this week, Magistrate R.Salini had already sentenced Nurul Yasmin Rosli, 33, to between 12 and 20 months in jail on each count, totaling 80 months for five charges.

She was sentenced to 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20 months on the five charges, respectively, but ordered to serve the jail sentences concurrently, meaning she will have to serve time for 20 years.

And here we thought it was going to be a dry news week. 

Nurul, a mother to a seven-month-old baby was initially instructed to begin serving her jail term on September 7, 2021, the date of her arrest.

She was accused of defrauding five people by persuading them to make payments totaling RM5,235 to a Hong Leong Bank account linked to Nurul’s mother, Melati Zainol, for the purchase of several electrical goods from different brands.

Nurul however, did not deliver the products as promised.

She was accused of perpetrating the crimes between February 16 and June 25, 2021, in Johor Bahru. 

The charges were filed in accordance with Section 420 of the Penal Code, which carries a potential sentence of up to 10 years in jail, a flogging, and a fine.

Nurul Yasmin was not represented, and the prosecution was led by deputy public prosecutor Sharifah Natasha Syed Ahmad. 

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