Real estate ex-staffer jailed for forging signatures to get cash from condo MC

A former employee of a real estate company has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years’ jail for withdrawing more than half a million dollars from the bank accounts of a condominium management committee.

Chew Swee Siong, 31, from Kenwood Property Consultants used to be based at West Bay Condominium at West Coast Crescent when he committed the offences between 18 November 2006 and 10 July 2007.

He pleaded guilty to 28 charges in May this year while another 158 were taken into consideration.

Chew told the authorities that he had made off with more than S$1.5 million in all, over a space of 18 months.

To feed his gambling habit, he had forged the signatures of two people to get the cash.

Chew could have been jailed up to seven years and fined.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 30 Jun 2010

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