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Chief accountant jailed for embezzlement

Update: July, 17/2014 - 14:57
Dam Van Anh.— Photo laodong

HA NOI (VNS) — A chief accountant, Dam Van Anh, who forged the signature of her company's general director to embezzle nearly VND10 billion (US$476,100), has been jailed for 20 years.

Dam Van Anh, 31, lives in Dai Kim Ward, Ha Noi's Hoang Mai District. So far, she has paid VND2 billion ($95,200) back to the company and will have to return an additional VND8 billion ($380,900).

According to the indictment, Anh started working as an accountant at the International Telecommunications Investment and Commerce Joint-stock Company in November, 2010. She was promoted to the post of chief accountant at the beginning of 2011.

Between February 24, 2011 and June 15, 2012, Anh forged the signature of Nguyen Thi Dung, general director of the company, to defraud the firm and used the embezzled money to buy a car and three flats in Ha Noi's Ha Dong and Hoang Mai districts, on gambling, and to loan the company VND700 million ($33,300) with interest.. — VNS

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