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Ex-property agent claims trial to allegedly misappropriating client's cheques

Published on Feb 4, 2014 4:47 PM

A former property agent has claimed trial to allegedly misappropriating cheques worth more than half a million dollars that were handed to him by an elderly client who was blind in one eye.

Terence Yan Khek Yong, 29, was with HSR International Realtors when he allegedly committed criminal breach of trust of five cheques totalling $559,200 given by Mr Chan Kee Kok, then 89, between Sept 25 and Oct 7, 2010.

The payments were supposedly for the purchase of a unit at Eastpoint Green at Simei Street 3.

Yan, who is now a businessman, is also accused of instigating Mr Chan's Indonesian maid, Ms Sarina, then 25, to give false evidence to the police to the effect that her employer had told Yan to spend $200,000 in a cheque issued to him.

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