SECURITY officer Kumaran Subramaniam, given the job of moving $83,000 from the Grand Hyatt Hotel to a nearby bank in July last year, had other - more personal - plans for the money. So, he cooked up a story about being robbed while the money was being transferred.
His accomplices, Gunaselan Dharmiah, 25, and Rajan Mariappah, 20, pleaded guilty to the crime last December and were jailed a year and three months each.Yesterday, Kumaran, 26, was handed down two years and eight months of jail time following a month-long trial.
A district court heard that Kumaran, Active Security's operations manager, was to collect a sealed bag containing $83,580 and some cheques from the hotel at 2pm on July 30.He was supposed to be accompanied by another officer, but he turned up alone for the job.
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