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Ex-cleaning supe gets six years' corrective training for $500,000 fraud

Published on Feb 18, 2014 12:01 PM
 
A cleaning supervisor duped his four female workers and a site security manager into handing over a total of $542,930, purportedly as investments with the bank where they were deployed. -- ST GRAPHIC

A cleaning supervisor duped his four female workers and a site security manager into handing over a total of $542,930, purportedly as investments with the bank where they were deployed.

Goo Pau Hin, 52, who faced 94 charges, had admitted to 20 counts of cheating his four cleaners, aged 51 to 78, and the 36-year-old security manager, of between $10,000 and $330,950 each between 2010 and 2013. The remaining charges were considered during his sentencing on Tuesday.

He deceived them into believing that he would invest their money with the Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

He was sentenced to six years' corrective training, a regime for repeat offenders with no remission for good behaviour.

 
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