SHAH ALAM: Former national shuttler Lin Woon Fui was charged with two counts of cheating involving almost RM60,000 at the sessions court here today.
Lin, a doubles player who is now a full-time coach, pleaded not guilty after the charges were read to him before judge Anas Mahadzir.
On the first charge, he is accused of cheating one Lee Yang Sheng by convincing him that he could multiply his money through an online bet which did not exist and persuading him to transfer RM28,029 to a bank account belonging to his wife between June 6 and June 8, 2016.
On the second charge, Lin is accused of cheating Lee by convincing him that he could multiply his money through trading in stocks that did not exist and persuading him to transfer RM30,000.53 to his bank account between Nov 28 and Nov 29, 2016.
The charges, framed under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property, carry a sentence of up to 10 years’ jail, whipping and a fine, upon conviction.
The judge allowed Lin bail of RM14,000 in one surety and ordered him to surrender his passport to the court.
Case mention was fixed for Aug 17.
Deputy public prosecutor Irna Julieza Maaras Jamri prosecuted, and Rajpal Singh and Chandrateeban Baskaran represented Lin.
Lin reached a peak of world No 4 with doubles partner Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari in 2006.-FMT