15 Dec '11, 8am
Undertaker fined for taking bribe from casket owner
An undertaker who accepted a $50 bribe from the owner of a casket company was fined $2,000 and ordered to pay a penalty of $100 on Thursday. He also took another $50 from the owner and this charge was taken into consideration during sentencing. Victor Louis De Foe, 65, was working for Tong Aik Undertaker, when he took a total of $100 from Chan Seng Wan, 38, owner of Si Hup Seng Kee Casket, in return for revealing the addresses of dead persons whom he had removed during the course of his work. Under Tong Aik's contract with the Singapore Police Force, one of the conditions is that information obtained during the course of the undertaking is not to be revealed to unauthorised persons. Investigations showed that in April, Chan contacted De Foe as many as 15 times a day for addresses of deceased persons he had removed.