Singapore wine merchant seeking damages or returns from buyers of stolen wines

Court records showed that Hock Tong Bee, which was founded in the 1930s and owns CornerStone Wines, is involved with at least 50 cases in the State Court and High Court combined since 2016.
Court records showed that Hock Tong Bee, which was founded in the 1930s and owns CornerStone Wines, is involved with at least 50 cases in the State Court and High Court combined since 2016.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO FILE

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

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

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