The Police have charged a 66-year-old woman in court on 5 June 2020 with six counts of criminal breach of trust by an employee, three counts of forgery for the purpose of cheating and one count of falsification of accounts. She was formerly an administrative manager of the Char Yang (Dabu) Lee Chee Association, an association founded in 1858 to provide welfare for the Hakka community.
Between May 2013 and December 2018, the woman allegedly misappropriated rental and event fees amounting to $287,290 from the Association. In order to conceal the alleged misappropriation of funds, she allegedly forged bank statements, cash deposit slips and cheque images with the intention of cheating the Association into believing that the rental and event fees had actually been deposited into the Association’s bank account. She also allegedly falsified receipt vouchers so as to give the impression that the Association had received these fees.
The offence of criminal breach of trust by an employee is punishable with imprisonment for a term of up to 15 years and a fine. The offence of forgery for the purpose of cheating is punishable with imprisonment for a term of up to 10 years and a fine. The offence of falsification of accounts is punishable with imprisonment for a term of up to 10 years, or a fine, or both.
Source: Singapore Police Force