Singapore Megachurch Pastor Arrested on Fraud Charges
Kong Hee, founder of City Harvest Church, was arrested for allegedly using millions of dollars of church funds to help his pop star wife, Ho Yeow Sun, advance her career.
Singapore police plan to charge the founder of one of Singapore’s largest evangelical churches with conspiracy to commit criminal breach of trust on Wednesday.
According to a police statement, four other church leaders in the 23,000-member congregation will also be charged with breach of trust and conspiracy to commit falsification of accounts.
“Financial irregularities of at least S$23 million ($18 million) from the charity’s funds have been discovered,” the Commissioner of Charities said in a statement on its website. “These funds were used with the purported intention to finance Ho Yeow Sun’s secular music career to connect with people.
City Harvest Church issued a statement on Tuesday.
SOURCE: Charisma News
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