Former China tour guide Yang Yin charged in court for falsification of accounts

Former China tour guide Yang Yin, who is embroiled in a legal tussle over the assets of a wealthy 87-year-old widow was charged in court on Friday. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW
Former China tour guide Yang Yin, who is embroiled in a legal tussle over the assets of a wealthy 87-year-old widow was charged in court on Friday. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

SINGAPORE- Former China tour guide Yang Yin, who is embroiled in a legal tussel over the assets of a wealthy 87-year-old widow, was charged in court on Friday.

The 40-year-old is accused of falsifying the accounts of his company Young Music and Dance Studio between 2009 and 2014 and he faces 11 charges in total.

The Straits Times understands that he was arrested on Thursday afternoon at Police Cantonment Complex for the current charges against him before he was produced in court on Friday afternoon.

Court papers stated that Yang had "willfully and with intent to defraud" falsified receipts of payments to Young Music and Dance Studio, when there were none of such payments. He was represented in court by his lawyer Mr Wee Pan Lee from Wee, Tay and Lim LLP.

Yang set up the company in 2009 with widow Madam Chung Khin Chun and obtained an Employment Pass to work in Singapore. If convicted, he faces imprisonment of up to 10 years, a fine, or both

This is the latest twist in the saga between Yang and the niece of Madam Chung in the legal tussle of her assets estimated to be worth $40 million.

Yang has been remanded and the next mention of the case will be on Nov 5.