Man admits to stealing $735K to pay for lavish lifestyle

Alvin Jackson Goh. (Police Handout)

Alvin Jackson Goh. (Police Handout)

Tony Blais, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:55 AM ET

EDMONTON ─ An Edmonton man admitted Friday to stealing nearly $735,000 from a company that provides food services to Rexall Place and spending it on a "lavish lifestyle."

Court heard that lifestyle included extensive travel, entertainment and jewelry for Alvin Goh and his wife and a wedding ceremony in New York's Central Park that was followed by a reception along the Hudson River on a chartered yacht and a party at the Waldorf Astoria hotel.

Goh also used the stolen money to rent a VIP box at Yankee Stadium so the wedding party could watch a New York Yankees baseball game.

As well, the couple flew twice to Dublin, Ireland and, on their second trip, they bought a racehorse for $109,000 that was subsequently transported to Edmonton.

Court heard Goh also used the ill-gotten gains to pay for multiple trips, $58,500 on concert tickets and sporting events and went on buying excursions to various luxury retailers.

Goh, 37, pleaded guilty in Court of Queen's Bench to theft over $5,000, laundering proceeds of crime and three counts of fraudulently possessing credit card information.


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