Customer services officer jailed 7 months for misusing $22,000 of employer's money

A 25-year-old woman was on Friday, Aug 16, 2013, jailed seven months for using her employer's money for personal expenses back home. -- ST POSED PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN
A 25-year-old woman was on Friday, Aug 16, 2013, jailed seven months for using her employer's money for personal expenses back home. -- ST POSED PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN

A 25-year-old woman was on Friday jailed seven months for using her employer's money for personal expenses back home.

Cajala Carla Joyce Bahni, a Filipino, misappropriated $21,986.82 in cash from healthcare group Parkway Shenton over an eight-day period in February this year.

Instead of depositing the daily cash proceeds for those days into the company's bank account, the customer service officer at a health screening centre in Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre took the money and used it for family expenses in the Philippines.

Bahni tried to cover her tracks by depositing cash proceeds from the following days, but her act came to light after she was unable to continue with the cover-up.

For committing criminal breach of trust, she could have been jailed up to 15 years and fined.