Businesswoman fined $5,000 for stealing from husband's "mistress" in hospital scuffle

Businesswoman fined $5,000 for stealing from husband's "mistress" in hospital scuffle

SINGAPORE - A two-day trial had heard how dim sum was spilled when the fracas erupted in a ward at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital on Sept 2 last year. The women ran into each other for the first time while visiting 48-year-old Mr Ong Wee Chuan.

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Woman tells court: My husband's 'mistress' set me up

Joyce Lim
The Straits Times
Friday, May 09, 2014

A businesswoman accused of stealing from a woman she believed to be her husband's mistress, has accused the woman of setting her up so that she can be with him.

Yesterday, Lee Lian Huay, 44, took the stand and denied taking any item from complainant Koh Li Ching when they ran into each other while visiting Lee's husband in hospital.

"She's attempting to set me up, so that I will end up in jail and she can be with my husband. I can't possibly plead guilty and let them have their way," said Lee, who runs investment firm Golden Hung Ho Holdings with her husband, Mr Ong Wee Chuan, 48.

Yesterday, Lee testified in court that the prosecution had told her she would be given only a warning if she pleaded guilty to theft. But she said she would not do so "because of my dignity".

"I want to come to court to give my explanation and prove my innocence," she said.

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