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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