Firm suing buyers of wine stolen by ex-employee

Hock Tong Bee is trying to retrieve the misappropriated wines or the retail sum of the wines, which range in price from $65 to $8,673 a bottle.
Hock Tong Bee is trying to retrieve the misappropriated wines or the retail sum of the wines, which range in price from $65 to $8,673 a bottle.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

Hock Tong Bee seeking to retrieve wines or retail sum, with claims as high as $900,000

Hock Tong Bee, one of Singapore's oldest wine and spirits merchants, is suing buyers who bought stolen wine from a former employee, with claims for amounts as high as $900,000.

It is seeking damages or return of the wines that they bought from its former relationship manager Luciana Lim Ying Ying between 2011 and 2013.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 05, 2018, with the headline 'Firm suing buyers of wine stolen by ex-employee'. Print Edition | Subscribe