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PUBLISHED : Saturday, 20 August, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 20 August, 2005, 12:00am

ex-CFO guilty in $13m scam to dupe Housing authority

A former chief financial officer for a publicly listed company has been found guilty of fabricating and paying out on $13.5 million in false invoices as part of a scam to extract money from the Housing Authority. A jury took less than four hours to find Ou Ka-chi, 41, former financial controller of Shun Cheong Holdings, guilty on two counts of conspiracy to defraud and not guilty on one count of attempted theft stemming from the scheme. Ou will be sentenced on Tuesday.

information sought about senile man found on bus

Police are appealing for help in identifying an elderly man suffering from senile dementia. The man, who identified himself as Wong Kwai-sang, 86, was found lingering on a bus when it arrived at Tin Heng Bus terminal in Tin Shui Wai. He said he got on the bus near Tai Kiu Market. The man is about 1.65 metres tall and was wearing a Chinese-style overcoat, white underwear, short grey trousers and grey slippers. Anyone with details is urged to call police at 2448 5205 or 2448 1803.

Bus catches fire in tunnel

A bus caught fire at 9.30pm in the middle of the island-bound side of the Eastern Harbour Tunnel. Tunnel staff put out the fire before firefighters arrived. No one was injured. The tunnel was partially closed until the bus was towed away at 10pm.

peng chau ferry accident A New World First Ferry vessel carrying 321 passenger from Peng Chau slammed into the sea wall in Central at about 8.45am. One passenger, a man, was slightly injured and the bow of the ferry suffered minor damage.

grocer chopped

A 39-year-old grocer who said he had recently had a business dispute was chopped in the left arm and hip in Chai Wan.