Man jailed over theft of cheques, forgery

Man jailed over theft of cheques, forgery

Tan Liang Kwang, 33, the financial controller of Asia Power Corp, was addicted to online gambling and owed $260,000 to moneylenders. He was on Wednesday jailed two years for stealing eight company cheques, forging five to get his hands on $168,000, and committing criminal breach of trust of $70,000.

Stressing the seriousness of the offences, Deputy Public Prosecutor Devathas Satianathan said Tan had abused his position as a financial controller. Tan had agreed to make restitution of $238,000, of which $84,000 had already been returned.

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