A professor from the Chinese University of Hong Kong was charged by the ICAC in Sha Tin Court yesterday with fraudulently receiving a private tenancy allowance totalling $1.9 million from the university. Chan Wing-wah, 52, who made no plea, faced two counts of using a document with intent to deceive his principal. One of the charges alleges that Chan, from the university's music department, made an application for a private tenancy allowance on October 10, 1990, which contained false, erroneous or defective statements. It is alleged that Chan falsely claimed in the application that the leased accommodation being proposed was not owned by him, his spouse, or a relation of his and that neither he nor his spouse, and none of their relations, had a financial interest in it. The other charge alleges that between August 30 and November 14, 1998, Chan used another document to deceive his principal. He is alleged to have falsely claimed in the document that a director and shareholder of the company from whom he had leased the property under his private tenancy allowance was not his relative. Magistrate Michael Jenkins adjourned the case until June 23 for transfer to the District Court.