A BANK teller yesterday admitted stealing $450,000 from clients' accounts because he was too ashamed to tell his businessman father he had no savings. Fung Kan-chiu, 23, who worked at the Hongkong Bank in Des Voeux Road, Central, first transferred $50,000 from a client's account into one set up in his sister's name. He took the money because his father, Fung Sun, wanted his only son to invest in hisChinese wine business, said defence counsel T. J. Casey. Fung wanted to recoup the stolen money, so two weeks later he switched $100,000 from the account of another company client to his sister's and gambled with it - but lost. A month later Fung plundered the same account for $300,000 to try and raise the $150,000 by gambling, the District Court heard. But that discrepancy was noticed by his employers, who sacked him. He was arrested two days later, after he had gambled away $28,800 of the last theft. Judge Gould jailed Fung, who admitted three counts of theft, for 21 months.