A former MediaCorp account director has been sent to jail and fined for offences ranging from forging invoices to using his wife's identity card to gamble at a casino.
On Thursday, Albert Loh Weng Chew, 37, pleaded guilty to nine charges proceeded against him.
These comprised two for forgery, one for misappropriating $14,766, three for using his wife's identity card to enter a casino, and three for failing to pay the casino entry levy.
Loh was sentenced to two months and nine weeks behind bars and fined $2,400.
The court heard that he submitted a false media booking of $36,500 worth of airtime sales to MediaCorp in October 2011. He was instructed to collect the money for the order, and he issued a dud cheque to his then employer.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Jurena Chan said the amount of $36,500 was written off by MediaCorp. She added that Loh earned a commission of $1,260 from the phoney deal, which he had since returned to MediaCorp.
Separately, Loh collected a $14,766 cheque from a client to purportedly pay external vendors for its roadshows.
He pocketed the money instead.
After losing his job at MediaCorp, Loh found a job at NHST Media Group Asia as an account manager.