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INTERPOL RED NOTICE ISSUED AGAINST FORMER VP OF WIRECARD ASIA HOLDINGS

The Singapore Police Force issued a warrant of arrest for the former Vice President of Controlling and Finance, of Wirecard Asia Holding Pte Ltd.

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An INTERPOL Red Notice has also been issued on 22 August against him.

Singapore Police Force’s statement

On 17 August 2022, the Singapore Police Force issued a statement on three former employees of Wirecard Asia Holding Pte Ltd (“WAH”) and Yeo Chiew Hai Henry (“Yeo”), a director of another Singapore company Jacobson Fareast Marketing Services Pte Ltd (“JFMS”), who had been charged in court in connection with conspiring with Edo Kurniawan (“Kurniawan”), then Vice President of Controlling & Finance of WAH, to dishonestly misappropriate monies from WAH, for allegedly transferring most of the misappropriated amounts to other individuals, and/or for allegedly falsifying or abetting the falsification of invoices from JFMS to WAH. The three former employees of WAH are James Aga Wardhana (“Wardhana”), Chai Ai Lim (“Chai”) and See Lee Wee (“See”).

A Warrant of Arrest had also been issued against Kurniawan then, for the following offences, in connection with the case:

  • Engaging in conspiracies with Yeo, Wardhana, Chai and See to commit criminal breach of trust in dishonestly misappropriating various amounts between $41,200 to $100,000 from WAH between May and December 2018 under Section 408 read with Section 109 of the Penal Code (Cap. 224) (“Penal Code”);
  • Abetting Yeo to falsify invoices totalling $184,870 from JFMS to WAH under Section 477A read with Section 109 of the Penal Code;
  • Acquiring benefits from criminal conduct from the alleged conspiracies under Section 47(1)(c) punishable under Section 47(6) of the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act (Cap. 65A) (“CDSA”); and
  • Abetting Wardhana and See to transfer $159,250 of benefits from criminal conduct to persons within Singapore under Section 47(2)(b) punishable under Section 47(6) CDSA read with Section 109 of the Penal Code.

On 22 August 2022, an INTERPOL Red Notice was issued against Kurniawan in respect of the abovementioned offences.

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Anyone with information on Kurniawan’s whereabouts is requested to call the Police Hotline on 1800-255-0000 (or +65 6255 0000 for overseas callers) or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness. All information received will be kept strictly confidential.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
07 September 2022 @ 2:05 PM

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