Woman claims trial over swindling charges
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
A 33 year-old woman is claiming trial after being charged with 19 counts of duping several people out of money with the promise that she was able to secure various government tenders for them.
The defendant, Vivi Yanti Hj Mohd Jali, was also charged with nine counts of using forged documents and one count of giving false information by using a different name when police investigated the matter.
The court document states that between May 9, 2011 and September 9, 2011, Vivi Yanti purportedly duped eight people into handing over a sum of around $52,000 with the belief that she was able to secure tenders for them.
The defendant is also accused of using forged documents, namely Letters of Award and Tender Offer letters from government agencies that were addressed to the respective complainants.
In yesterday's proceedings before Magistrate Azrimah Abd Rahman, prosecution indicated that it would require two weeks to conduct the case against Vivi Yanti, as it will be calling 15 witnesses for the trial.
Vivi Yanti, currently unrepresented, said she may have three witnesses that will give evidence for her case.
She was released on $5,000 bail pending the next mention on December 31 to set trial dates.
The Brunei Times