A bank clerk accepted bribes to process false credit-card applications because she wanted to impress her parents with an extravagant wedding banquet, a court heard yesterday. Liu Suk-ching, 26, was jailed for a year after pleading guilty to accepting an advantage from debt collector Sam Wong Yiu-mo between August 15 and September 30, 1997. She had hoped to save her husband's face by making him look wealthier than he really was because he was looked down on by her parents, defence lawyer Gabriel Leung Jackson-Lipkin told the District Court. Judge Fergal Sweeney told Liu hers was a classic case of abuse of trust. But he gave credit for her guilty plea and her assistance in testifying against Wong. Wong, 36, was also convicted of offering an advantage. He had denied the charge. Sentencing was adjourned until July 16 for reports. Liu, a clerk in the credit- card section of Standard Chartered Bank, was approached by Wong in August 1997 to help process false applications. She processed 16 applications of which 13 were approved. Total expenditure on the cards was about $461,000 and the pair each received one-sixth of the proceeds. In mitigation, Mr Leung Jackson-Lipkin said Liu had spent more than $100,000 on the wedding banquet and she had to borrow part of it from financial institutions. He said she yielded to temptation to make some quick money.