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Centre: Volunteer who cheated elderly man can return after jail term

Published on Jun 15, 2014 8:28 AM
 
The volunteer from a senior activity centre who cheated an elderly man of his life savings will be allowed to go back and help out at the centre after he serves his jail term. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

The volunteer from a senior activity centre who cheated an elderly man of his life savings will be allowed to go back and help out at the centre after he serves his jail term.

"We will welcome him back because if he wishes to turn over a new leaf, we should give him the opportunity to," said Mr Raja Mohan, chief programme officer of Sunlove Abode for Intellectually Infirmed, which runs the centre.

Gay Chin Yin's lawyers had said on Friday that he intends to continue volunteering at the centre after serving his sentence.

Said Mr Mohan: "We believe the other elderly people will forgive him and not shun him, but we will counsel him, keep an eye on him and be more careful in assigning him duties."

 
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