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Two charged in Malaysia with stealing from MH370 victims

Published on Aug 20, 2014 7:48 PM
 
A Malaysian bank officer and her husband were charged Wednesday with forgery, theft and other offences after allegedly stealing RM110,643 (S$43,662.74) from the accounts of four people who were aboard missing flight MH370. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - A Malaysian bank officer and her husband were charged Wednesday with forgery, theft and other offences after allegedly stealing RM110,643 (S$43,662.74) from the accounts of four people who were aboard missing flight MH370.

Nur Shila Kanan, who has worked for the Malaysian operations of British banking giant HSBC for 10 years, and her mechanic husband Basheer Ahmad Maula Sahul Hameed pleaded not guilty in a Kuala Lumpur court to a total of 16 charges, their lawyer Hakeem Aiman Affandi said.

The couple, who have three children and are both aged 33, are alleged to have withdrawn a total of RM110,643 from the accounts of two Malaysians and two Chinese nationals who were on the Malaysia Airlines flight.

The withdrawals were allegedly made via ATMs and electronic transfers between May 14 and July 8, Mr Hakeem added.

 
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