A 49-year-old Singaporean man, a manager of an F&B firm, was sentenced to 25 weeks’ jail after pleading guilty to criminal breach of trust involving $26,000.
- He pleaded guilty in the State Courts of Singapore. He made full restitution of the monies involved in the offence.
- At the material time, the man was responsible for handling the daily cash sales at the F&B outlet. Together with another person, he staged a fake robbery of $26,000 kept at the outlet, knowing that the incident would be captured by closed-circuit television cameras in the area.
- It is unclear whether he was represented by a Criminal Defence Lawyer during the presentation of his mitigation plea and when the Court imposed the sentence.
Criminal breach of trust is an offence under section 406 of the Penal Code (Cap 224) which states:
405. Whoever, being in any manner entrusted with property, or with any dominion over property, dishonestly misappropriates or converts to his own use that property, or dishonestly uses or disposes of that property in violation of any direction of law prescribing the mode in which such trust is to be discharged, or of any legal contract, express or implied, which he has made touching the discharge of such trust, or intentionally suffers any other person to do so, commits “criminal breach of trust”.
A person convicted of this offence can be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 7 years, or with fine, or with both.
More information on the case may be found here.