The assistant of a District Council member convicted of doctoring receipts to get council reimbursements told a court yesterday she had believed that a company had really rendered the services in question. Fanny Leung Hoi-yee, 35, who worked for Kwai Tsing District Council member Leung Kwong-cheong, 52, from August 2003 until her arrest in June 2007, told Tsuen Wan Court she had believed S&T Co had provided sound and stage equipment for events her boss had helped fund. Fanny Leung is facing 16 counts of fraud for using falsified receipts with Leung Kwong-cheong to file forms to get a total of HK$84,940 in reimbursements from July 2004 to January 2007 for events organised by seven community groups, that the council member's office paid upfront. She has pleaded not guilty to all counts. Leung Kwong-cheong pleaded guilty in August to 13 counts of fraud, admitting he used a fake chop and signature to create receipts to appear to be from S&T and receive reimbursements, which ultimately appeared in his personal bank accounts. The Independent Commission Against Corruption found that S&T had never received any money nor provided the services detailed on the documents, and later found the chop at Fanny Leung's home. Fanny Leung told Deputy Magistrate Lam Siu-yan that her boss had taught her how to fill in the forms, pencilling in values and providing receipts for her to copy. She knew that sound equipment was kept in a storeroom at the council member's office, but always believed and told others it belonged to S&T, the court heard. She said she had found the chop and other S&T material at the office and had wanted to return them to the company. Her employer, who was in hospital, told her to take them home. She did and forgot about it, she said. The trial continues today.