A FORMER top volleyball official was found guilty at Eastern Court yesterday of using the proceeds of false accounting to finance his association. Shek Chun-tak, the 77-year-old former president of the Hong Kong and Kowloon Volleyball Association and the vice-president of the Hong Kong Olympic Committee, had asked three coaches to sign a blank fees receipt on October 5, 1992. He then asked them to donate the money they were due to receive, a total of $28,000, to the association, which they agreed to do. However, auditors' reports showed the donation had not been entered in the association's annual accounts. Magistrate William Eccleton was convinced Shek had forged the receipt, but found him not guilty of four similar charges. Mr Eccleton did not consider the other documents involved official receipts, simply personal records. Had Shek been trying to forge these papers he would also have forged the signatures. However, he used his own handwriting. The association's accounting system was loose, Mr Eccleton added, and the coaches, who had testified, were vague about how much they received. Kevin Egan, defending, said subsidies from the Sports Development Board could only be used for specific activities, such as training courses. However, his client had only used the proceeds to fund the association's daily operations. Shek had spent more than 45 years in volleyball in Hong Kong, he said. The court heard Mr Eccleton had received letters from A. de O. Sales, president of the Amateur Sports Federation and the Olympic Committee, and six other sports officials praising Shek's contribution to volleyball. However, Shek's future remains in doubt, and he may face an inquiry at the next meeting of the Olympic Committee. Mr Eccleton deferred sentence until December 29.