Two former managers of a bank appeared in the Eastern Magistracy today (November 1) after being charged by the ICAC with conspiracy to access its computers to retrieve customer information, while one of them also faced a charge of conspiracy for her to accept bribes of $15,000 in total for doing so.
The defendants, who were charged on Monday (October 30) in separate cases, were Chow Yee-kei, 28, former assistant relationship manager of DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited (DBS Bank), and Kwan Tsz-him, 29, former treasures relationship manager of DBS Bank.
Chow and Kwan each faced a charge of conspiracy to access computer with criminal or dishonest intent, contrary to Sections 161 and 159A of the Crimes Ordinance.
Chow alone faced a charge of conspiracy for agent to accept advantages, contrary to Section 9(1)(a) of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance and Section 159A of the Crimes Ordinance.
No plea was taken today. Principal Magistrate Ms Bina Chainrai adjourned the cases to December 13 this year for mention.