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Assistant accountant jailed 17 months for stealing, forging company cheques

Published on Dec 14, 2012 4:10 PM
 
Posed photo of man in handcuffs. An assistant accountant was jailed for a total of 17 months on Friday for stealing a cheque book from his employer and forgery. ST PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN

An assistant accountant was jailed a total of 17 months on Friday for stealing a cheque book from his employer and forgery.

Chan Hon Wai, 34, was working at SPE Networks-Asia, a company in the media and entertainment business, when he stole a Standard Chartered Bank cheque book on Oct 10 this year.

He pleaded guilty to theft and two counts of forgery involving $66,768.

In all, he forged four cheques totalling $123,000, which was used to pay loansharks and bookies.

 
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