KUALA LUMPUR – JJ Poor to Rich founder Johnson Lee and two others were charged with cheating at the magistrate’s court here today.

Johnson,28, whose full name is Lee Chong Sen, and two others — Lim Seong Wei, 30, and Pang Chee Peng, 30, — claimed trial to the cheating charge.

They were jointly charged with cheating Yeoh Kian Lai by inducing him to invest in an investment scheme.

They are alleged to have duped Yeoh into depositing RM4,700 to PCP Global Tech Sdn Bhd.

The offence was said to have been committed at a bank in Jinjang, Selayang, at about 1.30pm on March 3.

The charge under section 420 of the Penal Code, is punishable with a jail term of not less than one year or not more than 10 years with whipping and also liable to a fine.

Magistrate Siti Radziah Kamarudin granted RM4,000 bail to each of them and fixed Nov 2 for mention.