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47 Y.O WOMAN JAILED FOR MISAPPROPRIATING OVER HALF A MILLION DOLLARS

A woman who was working for a company that operates a clinic misappropriated large amounts of money and was sentenced to jail.

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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.

Background:

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.

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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.

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