19 May '11, 5am

Ex-principal of Maris Stella High School charged with criminal breach of trust, misappropriating $148,540 over 6 years

Ex-principal of Maris Stella High School charged with criminal breach of trust, misappropriating $148,540 over 6 years

Anthony Tan Kim Hock, 64, was accused of criminal breach of trust. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW A RETIRED school principal was charged with 20 counts of misappropriating funds from the school and one of simple criminal breach of trust totalling $148,540 over a six-year period. Anthony Tan Kim Hock, 64, was principal of Maris Stella High School when he allegedly misappropriated $44,861 from mainly the school management committee account 13 times to pay for a relative's overseas school trips, coaching, and professional tennis registry renewal fees, among others. Tan allegedly pocketed donations and funds in the school chapel building fund totalling $103,679 at the Mount Vernon Road School. Tan, who retired in December 2009, was represented by Dr Koh Hai Keong. If convicted of offences before February 2008, he faces a jail term of up to seven years and fine on each charge. Off...

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