31 Jan '18, 9am

Clerk jailed after using erasable ink to forge $500k worth of cheques

SINGAPORE - An administrative clerk used erasable ink to forge 14 of her employer's cheques and deposit them into her bank account. Seah Yuh Lih, 46, would write the names of genuine payees which she later scrubbed out and replaced with her own, helping her to illegally obtain more than $500,000 in cash. But her offences proved impossible to delete on Wednesday (Jan 31) as she was jailed for four years and two months, after pleading guilty to five forgery charges and one count of dealing with the benefits of her criminal conduct. Sixteen other charges including nine additional counts of forgery were considered during sentencing. The court heard that Seah's duties at the Singapore branch of the Toyo Engineering Corporation included managing company accounts and preparing cheques for payments to its suppliers. Between July 2015 and March 2016, she would write the payees' nam...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/clerk-...

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