Commercial Affairs Department
|Commercial Affairs Department|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Governing body||Government of Singapore|
|Elected officers responsible||
|Parent agency||Ministry of Home Affairs|
The department was founded in 1984 as the Commercial Crime Department with Glenn Knight as its first director.
As the white-collar crimes unit of the police, CAD conducts a variety of inquiries ranging from corporate irregularities such as LionGold and Data Register in 2014, as well as casino-related offences. It also has the right making arrests.
High profile probes conducted by CAD include City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee, former bank relationship manager Vyia Lee Yock Sim who had misappropriated more than US$400,000 from seven high net-worth clients by 2006, China tourist guide Yang Yin with a widow's niece over a legal tussle assets believed to be worth $40 million.
- Kwok, Jonathan. "Police investigating trading irregularities after penny stock meltdown". Retrieved 13 January 2015.
- "Remaining potential investors in LionGold withdraw following CAD probe". 24 Jun 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
- Hoe, Pei Shan (18 Jun 2014). "Data Register being investigated by police, monies from bank account seized". Retrieved 13 January 2015.
- Ng, Kai Ling. "RWS fined $600000 for partially reimbursing levies for 3400 patrons". Retrieved 13 January 2015.
- "statement by singapore police force" (PDF). POLICE NEWS RELEASE.
- "CAD charges are against individuals, not the church: DPM Teo". Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. 26 Jun 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
- Kok, Xing Hui (12 September 2014). "Kong’s CAD statements ‘at odds with confession letter’". Retrieved 13 January 2015.
- Lim (28 Jun 2014). "Crime busters win accolades for cracking cases". Retrieved 13 January 2015.
- Khew, Carolyn. "Former China tour guide Yang Yin called back to assist police with investigations". Retrieved 13 January 2015.
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