SINGAPORE: In two separate incidents, local authorities have arrested two individuals suspected of criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of funds from their respective employers. The suspects, a 32-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman are in police custody awaiting legal proceedings.
The case involving the man came to light when the police received a report at approximately 6:30pm on Oct 5 detailing an alleged embezzlement of funds within a restaurant. The suspect, who held the position of a sales manager at the establishment, was accused of misappropriating $113,000 over a span of four months.
Police officers swiftly took action, apprehending the suspect on the same day. Further investigations have revealed that the individual is also under scrutiny for a separate case involving the embezzlement of more than $500,000 from another restaurant. The accused is expected to be charged in court today (Oct 7).
In a parallel incident of criminal breach of trust, a 36-year-old woman was arrested by the police. The arrest was made in connection with the misappropriation of nearly $120,000 in funds between Aug 15 of the previous year and March 7 of this year. Preliminary investigations have indicated that the suspect, employed in the payroll department, had repeatedly diverted public funds into her bank account.
The arrest of the 36-year-old woman took place earlier, on Aug 8, and she is slated to face charges in court next Monday (9 Oct).