A 62-year old undertaker, Karupaya Silvakumar, was sentenced to 8 months’ imprisonment for an offence involving criminal breach of trust as a servant – he had misappropriated $17,100 during his employment.
Here are some brief facts on the case:
- He pleaded guilty.
- The $17,100 in cash had been paid to Hindu Casket for funeral services.
- He had organised Hindu funeral services for various customers who paid in cash or by cheque.On four occasions, he pocketed cash payments amounting to $17,100, which he was entrusted with. When his employer found out about his actions, he admitted to misappropriating the money but declined the offer of repaying the misappropriated money by installment payments.
More information on the case may be found here.