Temple clerk charged with embezzling more than S$150,000 in cash donations from devotees

Temple clerk charged with embezzling more than S$150,000 in cash donations from devotees

SINGAPORE: A temple clerk was charged on Wednesday ( Apr 3 ) with misappropriating more than S$ 150, 000 ( US$ 111, 012 ) in cash donations from devotees. &nbsp,

Goh Bee Hiang, 58, was handed two counts of unlawful breach of trust in the State Courts. &nbsp,

At the time of the reported crimes, she worked as an administrative assistant for the Tampines Chinese Temple, which is located along Tampines Street 21. &nbsp,

Goh reportedly misappropriated around S$ 28 000 in money donations between September 2018 and December 2018. &nbsp,

Goh apparently took around S$ 123, 006 in money gifts between January 2019 and December 2019. In total, she is accused of siphoning about S$ 151, 006 in cash gifts from followers. &nbsp,

On May 2, her situation may go back to judge. &nbsp,

She faces a maximum sentence and fine if she is found guilty of a criminal breach of trust while working as a secretary or employee.