Journalist admits stealing cheques

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 02 September, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 02 September, 2009, 12:00am

A financial journalist admitted to stealing and using a chequebook to buy two cars to impress a female colleague. Ma Lai-wan, 40, pleaded guilty to theft and using a false instrument for using the cheques, belonging to the owner of Smart Choice Investment, to buy the cars. She said she wanted to use the temporary-sale and test-drive documents to prove she had money.