Man who sold rental cars without owners’ consent scheduled for sentencing November 5

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

A LOCAL man who sold cars that he rented from private owners is scheduled to be sentenced this Saturday.

Mohammad Hafiz Syafiq Md Amir pleaded guilty last week to seven counts of duping seven people into renting out their cars to him while he never had the intention of paying them the agreed rates.

The court document filed by deputy public prosecutor Yvonne Lim stated that between late September and early October of this year, after receiving the cars, Mohammad Hafiz would meet up with buyers to sell the cars off.

Investigation revealed that Mohammad Hafiz had benefitted nearly $3,000 from the sale of the cars to the buyers.

He further admitted that he had used the money which he received for his own personal expenses and using it to rent further vehicles for the same purpose.

 Mohammad Hafiz is facing up to seven years in prison and an unspecified amount in fines for each of the seven counts of cheating.

In his mitigation, the 24-year-old sought for the court’s consideration in imposing a fine for the offences he has committed.

The prosecution however is seeking for the court to impose a custodial sentence in light of the severity of the penalty.

Mohammad Hafiz was allowed to meet with his family at the court cell before being sent to Jerudong Prison for further remand pending the sentencing on November 5.

The Brunei Times