SINGAPORE: A finance and administrative assistant at a non-profit organisation embezzled S$1.46 million from the charity over a few months.

She used most of it on a “lover” who turned out to be a scammer, and spent the rest on jewellery and luxury goods for herself.

When the police granted her a phone call in lock-up on compassionate grounds to make childcare arrangements for her daughter, she texted a friend instructing them to lie about the case.

Aggiss Tan Shu Han, 36, was given six years and seven months’ jail on Wednesday (Jul 28).

She pleaded guilty to one count each of criminal breach of trust by a servant, giving false information to a police officer and obstructing the course of justice.

Another three charges were considered in sentencing.

The court heard that Tan was employed as the finance and administrative assistant of non-profit organisation…

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