Bandar Seri Begawan - A 24-year-old Malaysian man detained recently for suspicious acts at an ATM was produced in court yesterday to face a charge.
Lee Yeong Sheng was ordered further remanded to assist the police in finalising investigations, including taking down further statements and analyses of items found with the defendant during his arrest.
Moreover, the court was told that the prosecution believes there is another person involved in the case and is still at large.
Lee is charged with intercepting or causing interception without authority, directly or indirectly, onto a HSBC ATM to secure access to the data held in the ATM by means of a skimming device.
The prosecution informed the court that it was a member of the public who saw the defendant's act of fixing a skimming device onto the said ATM at The Mall in Gadong on October 1, 2012.
The police was alerted and soon pursued investigations.
The defendant, the court heard, left for Miri from Kuala Lumpur on September 28, 2012 by plane and entered Brunei by bus on a social visit pass.
No plea was recorded pending further investigations into the case. Senior Magistrate Lailatul Zubaidah Hussain fixed October 17, 2012 for further mention of the case.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin