As the authorities and aid agencies struggle to help hundreds of thousands of Sichuan quake victims, cases of misappropriation of funds and relief supplies are coming to light. The National Audit Office yesterday revealed three cases of wrongdoing amid rising public concern over whether money and supplies had actually gone to the victims. In one case mentioned on its website, an official of the Anyang Federation of Industry and Commerce in Henan province was found not to have sought approval before allocating 271,000 yuan (HK$326,300) out of the 600,000 yuan in donations for relief supplies. On May 15 - three days after the quake - the unnamed official reportedly spent 41,500 yuan on clothes from a shop owned by his brother. The shop's licence has been revoked. An official audit found that the purchase invoice was fake and that there were both new and used clothes in the delivery made to the Red Cross Society of China's Guangyuan branch a day later. Fake invoices were also used to buy sausages costing 950,000 yuan, the report said. Anyang authorities had already taken disciplinary action against the official involved. On May 28, the management of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China's Fucheng branch had claimed 'special expenses' of 28,500 yuan on the pretext it was for quake-relief supplies. But the money paid for Nike sportswear for their 56 employees, the report said. The National Audit Office also exposed scams where text messages were sent asking people to deposit money into bank accounts. Some of these accounts had been frozen and others were still being investigated.