A local 58-year-old man has sentenced to 16 months imprisonment by the Magistrate's Court yesterday for charges involving cheating under the Penal Code, Chapter 22.

Momin bin Jerudin pleaded guilty under section 420 involving cheating, section 403 involving dishonest misappropriation of property and section 34 of the Penal Code, Chapter 22. The offence was reported around Kiulap, Bandar Seri Begawan on the 30th of August 2018.

The defendant allegedly committed the offence while in a car with a 66-year-old victim, while making their way from Bandar Seri Begawan to Kiulap. During the incident, the victim handed over 3 gold bracelets to the defendant to ease the process of the defendant's cash withdrawal from a bank. The defendant then left the area when the victim was instructed make a copy of the victim's identity card at a shop. Following the incident, the victim immediately lodged a report to the Central Police Station and the defendant was successfully identified and apprehended for further investigations.

Source: Radio Television Brunei