Recent ICAC Cases

Jan 2024
Ex-salesman of groceries supplier charged as ICAC probe reveals fraud of goods worth $12m

The ICAC today (January 23) charged a then senior sales executive of a groceries supplier with fraud after a corruption investigation revealed that he allegedly induced the supplier to release goods worth totalling over $12 million in nine months by making false representations about the orders placed by various clients.

Mak Ka-wing, 45, former senior sales executive of Dah Chong Hong Limited (DCH), faces 32 counts of fraud, contrary to Section 16A of the Theft Ordinance. He was released on bail, pending his appearance at the Kwun Tong Magistrates’ Courts on Thursday (January 25) for mention, when the case will be transferred to the District Court for plea.

At the material time, the defendant was a senior sales executive of DCH which engaged in the supply of groceries. He was responsible for handling groceries orders placed by clients. Upon receiving a request from a client, an invoice would be issued for arranging release or delivery of goods to the client.

In the nine months between August 2020 and April 2021, the defendant, with intent to defraud, allegedly induced DCH to arrange release or delivery of goods with the total value of over $12 million by falsely representing to DCH that 32 clients had ordered goods from the company.

The ICAC investigation arose from a corruption complaint. Enquiries revealed that during the abovementioned period, the defendant allegedly caused DCH to release the relevant goods by placing fictitious orders. It is alleged that the defendant subsequently sold the goods to other parties privately but only paid about $278,000 to DCH.

DCH has rendered full assistance to the ICAC during its investigation into the case.

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