Former China tour guide Yang Yin faces another 320 charges 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 with another 320 charges for falsification of accounts on Wednesday. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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 with another 320 charges for falsification of accounts on Wednesday. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

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 with another 320 charges for falsification of accounts on Wednesday.

The 40-year-old was represented by his lawyer Mr Wee Pan Lee from Wee, Tay and Lim LLP.

In total, he faces 331 charges for falsifying reciepts amounting to slightly over $450,000 - purportedly paid to his company. These were mainly for music services, such as piano tuition.

Last Friday, Yang was accused of falsifying the accounts of his company Young Music and Dance Studio between 2009 and 2014. Then, he faced 11 charges for falsifying receipts worth $28,000 in total.

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.

Yang set up the company in 2009 with the 87-year-old 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 the 87-year-old widow Madam Chung in the legal tussle of her assets estimated to be worth $40 million.

kcarolyn@sph.com.sg