Feb 6, 2011
Singaporean found guilty of fraud in Fiji
A SINGAPOREAN man has been found guilty of attempting to use a forged bank draft to transfer 50 million euros (S$88.12 million) into a business account in Suva, Fiji.
According to media reports, Singaporean Poh Chen Shui arrived in Fiji in January 2009 and started a business with two Fijians - former policeman Rajnesh Singh and Atunaisa Veitata - called Full Creation Investments Limited.
On Jan 7, 2009, the trio opened a bank account in their company's name with 250 Fiji dollars (S$175).
Thereafter, Veitata attempted to deposit a forged bank draft with a written value of 50 million euros into the company account.
The bank later realised the draft was fake.
Media reports also stated that Singh intended to purchase 5,700 acres of land belonging to the Anglican Church.
He had sent the church a photocopy of the forged bank draft as proof of his wealth.
The attempted transaction was voided on discovery of the fraud.
Read the full story in The Sunday Times.