Businessman acquitted of credit card fraud

KUALA LUMPUR: A businessman was acquitted and discharged without his defence being called by the Sessions Court here yesterday from a charge of having used a fake credit card to purchase goods at Carefour Wangsa Maju, in 2005.

Judge Rosbiahanin Arifin made the decision after finding the prosecution had failed to prove a prima facie case against Lee Chuan Tein, 40, and also had failed to produce a material witness in the case.

"Besides this, there is also no solid evidence the credit card belonged to the accused," she said.

Lee, from Sungai Buloh, Selangor, was alleged to have been in possession of a Visa credit card in the name of CK Lai. which he knew was a fake and intended to use it to cheat the hypermarket.

He was alleged to have committed the offence at Counter 23, Carefour Wangsa Maju here at 11.20 pm on Feb 25, 2005.

He was charged under Section 474 of the Penal Code which provides for jail up to 20 years and fined, if convicted. - Bernama

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