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Police officers jailed for embezzlement

Update: March, 27/2015 - 08:00
Pham Van Manh received 17 years, and Trinh Thi Ngoc Nhung, 15. — Photo nguoiduatin

KIEN GIANG (VNS) – Kien Giang Province's People Court in the Mekong Delta yesterday sentenced two former police officers to a total of 32 years' jail for embezzlement. Pham Van Manh received 17 years, and Trinh Thi Ngoc Nhung, 15.

Manh, 43 a former Lieutenant Colonel and chief accountant of the Kien Giang police logistics department and Nhung, 38, treasurer in the same organisation, were charged with working together to embezzle money from the provincial police salary fund during September 2009 to November 2013.

The pair exploited a loophole in the accounting software used by the provincial police to calculate salaries. They also fabricated other documents to steal a total of VND13.5 billion (US$635,000). — VNS

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