Lady boss of wedding planner company facing one to 10 years in jail, whipping and a fine, if convicted of cheating.
Zurina Ahmad Jundi, the owner of the Zurin Jundi wedding planner company and boutique was charged at the Klang magistrate’s court on Oct 19 with two counts of cheating a client out of RM7,000 in deposits.
Zurina, 34, claimed trial to both charges under Section 420 of the Penal Code which carries the punishment of a jail term of not less than a year and not more than 10 years, whipping and a fine.
For both charges, she was accused of deceiving 54-year-old Zainon Ali into believing that she offered wedding package services and induced her to hand over RM5,000 through an automated teller machine, and RM2,000 in cash as deposits for her daughter’s wedding services.
Zurina was alleged to have committed the offences at the CIMB bank in Port Klang and the Section 7 commercial area in Shah Alam on March 16 and June 17 respectively.
Deputy public prosecutor Amira Abdul Aziz offered bail of RM10,000 for both offences.
Zurina, who was unrepresented, asked for lower bail, saying that she was in the process of selling items to refund the money.
Magistrate Rozianti Mohamed Hanaphi then set bail at RM8,000 with one surety.
She also fixed Nov 16 for re-mention and submission of documents. She also instructed the accused to appoint a lawyer.
On Aug 30, more than 100 couples swarmed the Zurin Jundi boutique in Section 7, Shah Alam, to demand their deposits back following claims of unfulfilled wedding packages.