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Ex-Maris Stella High principal loses appeal against five-month jail term for embezzlement

Published on Feb 21, 2014 10:26 AM
 
Former Maris Stella High principal Anthony Tan Kim Hock will serve his jail sentence of five months after the High Court dismissed his appeal against conviction and sentence for embezzlement on Feb 21, 2014 . -- ST FILE PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

Former Maris Stella High principal Anthony Tan Kim Hock was packed off to jail for five months on Friday after the High Court dismissed his appeal against conviction and sentence for embezzlement.

Last year, Tan, 66, was sentenced to five months' jail after a district court found him guilty of criminal breach of trust for misappropriating school funds of about $68,000.

The Marist Brother used the money from a school chapel-building fund to renovate Champagnat House, the residence of his Catholic order in Flower Road.

The money paid for granite surfacing on walls, stained glass windows and kitchen appliances.

 
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