A Singapore court on Friday charged two Indian-origin Malaysian women clerks for causing nearly SGD 35,000 in losses to a top Sikh body by forging cheques in 2010.
Engaging in a conspiracy together, the duo of Jasvinder Kaur Dhillon, 29, and Sanjeet Jasbirsingh Kaur, 34, were also alleged to have prepared a voucher for an internal audit that falsely stated that payment had been made to a stationary supplier.
The accused are said to have committed 16 and 11 offences respectively, mostly involving the forging and cashing of cheques in the name of then president Karpal Singh, The Straits Times reported.
Except for the five forgery charges that Jasvinder faces alone, involving almost SGD 11,000, she and the other accused are believed to have acted together on 10 other occasions.
Twice, they allegedly submitted a false payment voucher and supporting documents so that Singh and then treasurer Manjeet Singh would authorise the issuing of some SGD 3,700 in cheques.
The two ladies were former clerks with the Central Sikh Gurdwara board which manages two gurdwaras here.
Singapore's Sikh community of about 15,000 has five other gurdwaras.