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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