Temple clerk charged with misappropriating over S$150,000 in cash donations


A temple clerk, Goh Bee Hiang, 58, was charged on Wednesday with two counts of criminal breach of trust for allegedly misappropriating more than S$150,000 in cash donations from devotees.

Goh, who was an administrative clerk at Tampines Chinese Temple located along Tampines Street 21, is accused of taking about S$28,000 in cash donations between September 2018 and December 2018.

She allegedly misappropriated a further S$123,006 between January 2019 and December 2019, totaling approximately S$151,006.

If convicted of committing criminal breach of trust as a clerk or servant, Goh may face a maximum sentence of up to 15 years in jail along with a fine.

The case has been adjourned to May 2 for further proceedings in the State Courts.

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