Two hotel chefs charged with corruption

Two hotel chefs were charged with corruptly accepting bribes from a bakery boss and his wife in return for continuing to place orders with the company.
Two hotel chefs were charged with corruptly accepting bribes from a bakery boss and his wife in return for continuing to place orders with the company.PHOTO: ST GRAPHICS

SINGAPORE - Two hotel chefs were charged on Friday with corruptly accepting bribes from a bakery boss and his wife in return for continuing to place orders with the company.

Chow Pak Chow, 55, employed by Hotel Grand Pacific, and Patrick Yeo Teck Gin, 48, an executive chef with Bayview Hotel, face 64 charges each.

Chow allegedly accepted a total of $14,240 from Mr Tay Kong Beng, the owner of Baker's Heaven , between November 2008 and January last year as reward for showing favour to Baker's Heaven. The amounts he took each time ranged from $100 to $420.

Yeo is said to have accepted a total of $5,255 from Mr Tay's wife, Madam Koh Li Li, a sales manager, over the same period to continue placing orders with the company.

The company produces and supplies cakes, bread and other pastries for hotels, clubs, cafes and restaurants.

Both men indicated that they wish to plead guilty.

They are out on $20,000 bail each. Their cases have been fixed for mention on Sept 18.

The maximum punishment for corruption is a $100,000 fine and five years' jail.