KUALA LUMPUR: A former clerk of jazz queen Datuk Sheila Majid was jailed four years after the court found her guilty of committing criminal breach of trust involving RM90,000.
Sessions Court judge Zulqarnain Hassan handed down the decision after the prosecution had succeeded in proving a case beyond reasonable doubt against Nasimah Kamarudin, 39.
Judge Zulqarnain held that the offence was a white collar crime and was serious because it would give a negative effect to the financial system and business, adding that the offence involved company cheques and money which was used for personal gain.
A total of four prosecution witnesses, including Sheila Majid, were called to give their testimony.
Nasimah’s lawyer later applied for stay pending appeal.
Judge Zulqarnain granted the application but increased bail to RM18,000 from RM10,000.
Nasimah was charged on Dec 24, 2014.
Nasimah, who was entrusted with a cheque book belonging to production company Magada Entertainment Sdn Bhd, was said to have cashed five cheques in her name and deposited another eight cheques into her bank account.
She was accused of using RM90,000 for personal gain.
The offence was alleged to have been committed at Magada Entertainment’s office at No. 32, Jalan Balau in Damansara Heights between Nov 1, 2007 and March 28, 2008.
Sheila (whose real name is Shaheila Abd Majid), the company’s managing director, lodged a police report against Nasimah on April 18, 2008.
Nasimah, arrested on April 28, was charged under Section 408 of the Penal Code for criminal breach of trust.