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Chinese counterfeiters sentenced to jail

Update: August, 27/2014 - 08:09
Xiong Jie (35) was sentenced to 17 years, Lin Wei (50) and Lin Li Hua (33) were given 14 years each while Lin Jia Jun (21) received 12 years.— Photo dantri.com.vn

HAI PHONG (VNS) — The People's Court in northern Hai Phong City yesterday sentenced four Chinese nationals to a total of 57 years for using high-tech devices to counterfeit credit cards.

Xiong Jie (35) was sentenced to 17 years, Lin Wei (50) and Lin Li Hua (33) were given 14 years each while Lin Jia Jun (21) received 12 years.

They were all convicted on charges of using the computer and telecommunications networks, the Internet and digital equipment to illegally appropriate assets.

According to the indictment, between March 16-26 last year, the four suspects and two others said to have absconded completed 196 transactions using forged cards. They collected more than US$183,300 from Vietcombank and Vietinbank.

The court asked police to investigate three Hai Phong-based companies whose directors and staff are suspected of helping the Chinese commit the fraud. — VNS

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