23 March 2016 | MYT 9:45 PM
Man gets 23 years jail, 14 strokes for cheating
KUALA LUMPUR: A man was sentenced to 23 years imprisonment and 14 strokes of the cane by two separate Sessions Courts Wednesday after pleading guilty to seven charges of fraud involving losses amounting to RM187,500, two years ago.
The accused V. Vicknes, 33, pleaded guilty to four charges of deceiving Datuk Tan Poh Loong, 49, before Judge Zaman Mohd Noor, and the court sentenced him to three years and six months jail and two strokes of the rotan for each charge.
However, the accused will only have to serve three years and six months after the court ordered the sentences to run concurrently from the date of his arrest on Dec 14 2015.
Before Judge Azman Ahmad, Vicknes pleaded guilty to three charges of deceiving S. Vimala, 68, and the court sentenced him to three years jail and two strokes of the rotan for each charge.
The sentences were also ordered to concurrently from Feb 2, 2016, the date when he was first charged.
On the first four charges, Vicknes was accused of deceiving Tan that he could obtain the ‘Datuk Seri’ title for him on the birthday of the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong in 2014, and induced the victim to hand over cash in stages into three different bank accounts of the accused amounting to RM95,000.
Vicknes was accused of committing the offences at Maybank Berhad and Hong Leong Bank, in Cheras, and Citibank Berhad, in Jalan Ampang, here between Feb 28 and April 1, 2014.
As for the three other charges, Vicknes was accused of defrauding Vimala in a sale and purchase of a 2013 BMW which induced the woman to hand over cash in stages to the accused totaling RM92,500.
He was charged with committing the offences at the ground floor and first floor of Jalan Solaris 1, Mont Kiara, here at 3.30 pm, June 30 2014, 1.55 pm on July 2, 2014 and at 1.27 pm on July 21, 2014.
Dato Vicknesh was sentenced to 23 years jail and given 14 strokes of rotan. He will be in jail until 2035 after remission . His buntut also will pecah after 14 strokes. SORRY VICKNESH. I need to save many others from being your victims.
He was caught in 2014.
BUT HE IS STILL IN ACTION!
I got this in my message box this morning, Sunday 20 March 2016:
Morning sir this guy Dato vicknesh as cheat my father money almost 15k this year 2016 at brickfields and he has off this pho until we can find him….we this guy now sir which balai…
Thks sir whr this guy now sir which balai…how we to get my father money sir he told my father friend to take taki permit plus the govt are give the brim1 money sir….the last we see him at this year 2016 on the month Feb sir
Arresting without hurting the suspect. Although he put up a very fierce struggle, I just told him Dato, look here, its finish. You do not make things more complicated for yourself. He understood me and he said sorry. I am an old man, so I never hit him as I believe in section 15 ( 2 ) of CPC. He is still in one piece when he reached police station.
Another victim of Vicknesh
RM 950 also Vicknesh cheated.
Surprise. News by Sin Chew.
EXCLUSIVE: Social activist Kuan Chee Heng had seen many colourful characters – both in his stint in the police force and in his current role as a voluntary crime buster and social activist. However, there is one character that is currently giving him the biggest headache.
The man, 33-year-old Vicknesh Veeriah, is alleged to have conned dozens of people of hundreds of thousands of ringgit over the past three years. Although numerous reports have been lodged against him, he is still at large.
To top it off, Kuan claimed that the conman had also sent gangsters to intimidate him and threaten him to stop exposing more about his con jobs.
“This fellow is the biggest conman I have encountered. He has at least 20 different phone numbers which he uses to contact and keep in touch with his victims.
“He has claimed to be a datuk and said he has contacts in MIC or Makkal Sakthi. He also bragged about his friends in high places to convince his victims to hand their cash over to him,” said Kuan.
About 90 per cent of the conman’s victims are Indians and they also comprise highly educated people, including an eye specialist in a hospital in Ipoh. His victims are from all over the country.
“Vicknesh had also cheated people after convincing them that he can help secure a place in university for their children, as well as getting datukships for gullible people with big egos and high ambitions.”