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EMPLOYMENT AGENCY DIRECTOR EMBEZZLED $4.4K MEANT FOR CLIENT’S WORK PASS, FINED $6K

37-year-old Ng Yong Sheng was fined $6,000 on 22 November for one count of criminal breach of trust, with another charge of forgery being considered for his sentencing.

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Ng, a director at an employment and student recruitment agency, pleaded guilty to misappropriating $4,400 that was paid to him by a Malaysian woman, meant for her work pass application, according to The Straits Times.

The victim, a 28-year-old Malaysian woman, didn’t know that Ng had taken the money and kept it for himself.

She had engaged Ng’s company, Empire Global Recruitment in 2017 to help her get a work pass here in Singapore.

Ng’s job scope includes helping his clients apply for a work pass and collecting payment for his services.

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After he had applied for the victim’s work pass successfully, the victim paid him $4,400 over 4 instalments that were paid between May to August 2017, and Ng kept the money for himself.

Ng created four fake invoices to hide his crimes and sent them to the victim.

he later left the company in July 2018 and sold his shares in the company.

His crimes were later revealed in August 2018 after an audit was conducted by the firm, and the chief executive of the company then filed a police report on 9 January 2019.

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