Ex-Maris Stella principal admits nine CBT charges
Published on May 19, 2014 2:25 PM
Convicted former Maris Stella High principal Anthony Tan Kim Hock was back in court on Monday to plead guilty to new criminal breach of trust charges relating to his former school.
The 67-year-old, who was dressed in purple prison garb, is currently serving a five-month jail sentence after he lost his appeal against conviction and sentence for embezzling more than $67,000 from the school's chapel building fund in 2009. He is due to be released on June 1
On Monday he admitted nine proceeded charges amounting to almost $67,000, out of 20 outstanding charges totalling just over $80,000.
The court heard that between June 2004 and May 2009, he misappropriated funds from the school management committee to pay for a friend of the church, Mr Peter Lim, to go on overseas trips to China, Hong Kong, Australia, Thailand and Britain.
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