A woman who was working for a company that operates a clinic misappropriated large amounts of money and was sentenced to jail.
47-year-old Fauziah Mat Perlam pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal breach of trust involving S$371,300, two other charges for the remaining amount were considered for her sentencing, TNP news reported.
She was sentenced to 3 years and 4 months in jail.
Fauziah worked at The Vascular & Interventional Group between Feb 2015 and December 2020 as an administrative manager.
Her job roles include collecting money from patients and paying vendors.
She was entrusted with cheques that were pre-signed as the director is often oversea.s The company was supposed to complete the invoicing for a project in Myanmar and deposit US$158,682 into the company’s account, however, she took the money.
In another case, she took 8 of those pre-signed cheques and misappropriated S$155,000.
On another occasion, she told a patient to transfer over $25,000 of medical fees to her personal bank account and created a fake invoice to prove to the director that payment has been made.
She was eventually caught when the director found out about the fraudulent invoice.