Fraud alleged at Catholic centre

Fraud alleged at Catholic centre

The Catholic Spirituality Centre (CSC) has made a police report against one of its senior members for alleged fraud.

The member, who works at the CSC, has been suspended.

A CSC spokesman said in a statement that the centre's spiritual director, listed on the Catholic Directory as Reverend Father Andrew Wong, made the police report last Friday because there was "reason to believe that a case of fraud has been committed".

"(The man's) services at the CSC have been suspended, pending the outcome of the police investigations," the spokesman said.

He added that the centre is now reviewing its processes to see if there are areas to be improved to "preserve the integrity of the accounting procedures".

FORGERY

The spokesman pointed out that there is no fool-proof system to prevent forgery.

"The best we can do is to minimise risks and deter people from attempting to break into the system," he said.

The centre declined to provide further information, citing police investigations.

The CSC conducts religious talks and programmes for the Catholic community here.


This article was first published on January 13, 2015.
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