CA MAU (VNS)– Police in the southernmost province of Ca Mau have arrested deputy chairman of Ngoc Chanh Commune People's Committee, Tran Hoang Anh, for allegedly stealing money used to support the patriotic poor.
Chairman of the commune's People's Committee Pham Duc Ly said Anh had stolen the money for four years. The funds were meant to help families who served in the nation's fight against the American troops.
Thealleged theft was discovered after families of beneficiaries sent denouncement letters to the district's authorised agencies.
The communal authority has suspended Anh from his position, Ly said.
Police are checking on the total amount of money missing and others who may be involved. - VNS