Yesterday, VEXNEWS published a story based on revelations on the highly informative Independent Australia website that HSU #3 branch (run by Kathy Jackson) management accounts recorded payment to a Wai Quen Chan in July 2008 in the sum of $22,000.
We alleged that this payment was in fact a payment for the purchase of a shiny sports-car, some say a sparkling white Mercedes Benz convertible. Kathy’s hubby Jeff also had a red MG in his collection, the car with which we were familiar. It’s a bit hard to keep track of their luxury car fleet, it seems.
The VEXNEWS Investigations Unit made contact with Wai Quen Chan in Hong Kong, who was very helpful in fielding inquiries about this payment. She has confirmed this conversation in writing to VEXNEWS.
Wai Quen did not receive any such sum in 2008 or at any other time and was astonished by our explanation that her name appeared in the HSU’s records as having received $22,000. “How bizarre,” she said.
She emphatically told VEXNEWS that she had not been carrying on business in Australia in 2008 or since her departure from Australia and did not have an ABN at all. She did not invoice the HSU or provide services to the HSU. The ABN falsely attributed to her on HSU management accounts is in fact the former ABN of the HSU #3 branch itself, trading as the Health Professionals.
Wai Quen told VEXNEWS she is a friend of Kathy Jackson’s and a former employee of the HSU, but left there around 2000.
She told VEXNEWS that she had received a letter from the HSU’s Peter Mylan in relation to the matter but had been travelling on business so had just recently seen it. Being diligent and cautious, she was in the process of examining her records to confirm what she knew which is that she had not received any such payment
Wai Quen Chan is a senior employee at a large multinational company with extensive operations in Hong Kong. She was not difficult for VEXNEWS to find and make contact with. Authorities will easily be able to do the same.
This extraordinary situation gives rise to gravely serious suggestions that Ms Jackson may have been involved in a blatant act of theft and embezzlement and most certainly false accounting, as defined under Victorian law.