Man jailed for stealing $45,000 from employer with colleague
Published on May 18, 2012
By Elena Chong
A man who conspired with his colleague to stage a break-in at his office and steal $45,000 was jailed for nine months on Friday.
Tan Tien Poh, 31, was an assistant manager of Asli Village Food Court in Downtown East when he abetted assistant cook Roszamri Ma'arof, 27, to steal from their employer and cook up a story of a break-in early this year.
Investigation showed that between Jan 15 and 16, Tan suggested to Roszamri, a Malaysian, that they stage a burglary at the premises to steal money in the office safe.
The court heard that on Jan 24, during the Chinese New Year holidays, Tan took a cab to Downtown East and waited for Roszamri who went to the main office of the food court and stole the safe.
Read the full story in Friday's edition of The Straits Times.