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3 RWS employees charged with forgery & giving false information

CNA – 13 Sep 2012

SINGAPORE: Two employees of Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) have been charged with forgery, and a third for giving false information.

The trio are accused of trying to hide the fact that Resorts World Sentosa issued complimentary Universal Studios Singapore tickets to patrons who renewed their levies.

These charges came on the back of a S$600,000 fine imposed on Resorts World Sentosa on Wednesday.

The integrated resort was fined for breaching social safeguards against problem gambling by partially reimbursing the annual entry levy paid by about 3,400 local casino patrons.

Lim Tze Chean, 43, is accused of forgery on seven counts – twice on 31 May 2011 and five times on 1 June 2011.  The maximum penalty for forgery is a jail term of up to four years and a fine. Lim, the vice-president of VIP Services at the Gaming Services Department, also faces two charges of providing false information in July last year to authorities — one to CRA inspectors, the other to the company’s internal Board of Inquiry.

For providing false information, Lim could be jailed up to two years and fined up to S$50,000 on each count.  Sim Bee Ling, assistant manager of VIP Services, was also charged on Thursday morning. The 30-year-old woman is accused of instigating a Thien Lai Foo to forgery on three occasions.

Court documents said it was to hide the fact that RWS issued complimentary USS tickets to patrons who renewed their levies. She had apparently instigated Thien to change entries in a briefing book sometime between May and June last year.

On each count, Sim faces up to four years’ imprisonment and a fine.  A third employee, Lee Poh Yee, senior vice-president of gaming services, was charged with one count of providing false information to CRA inspectors.  The 36-year-old father of two allegedly gave a false statement on July 14.

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