KLANG: The owner of the Zurin Jundi wedding planner company and boutique was charged at the Klang magistrate's court today with two counts of cheating a client out of RM7,000 in deposits.
Zurina Ahmad Jundi, 34, of Jalan Kota Raja here pleaded not guilty to both charges under Section 420 of the Penal Code, read before magistrate Rozianti Mohamed Hanaphi.
For both charges, Zurina 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.
Zurina had allegedly 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.
If found guilty, Zurina faces a jail term of not less than a year and not more than 10 years, whipping and a fine.
Deputy public prosecutor Amira Abdul Aziz offered bail of RM10,000 for both offences.
Zurina, who was unrepresented, had asked for lower bail, as she is in the process of selling items to refund the money.
Rozianti then a set bail at RM8,000, with one surety.
She also fixed Nov 16 for mention to enable the submission of documents and appointment of a counsel.
On Aug 30, more than 100 soon-to-be-wed couples swarmed the Zurin Jundi boutique in Section 7 to demand their money back.
They had gathered at the boutique following allegations that she had failed to pay her caterers and photographers.