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Man held for extortion

Update: August, 21/2015 - 15:52

HCM CITY (VNS) — The Tan Phu District Police in HCM City yesterday started further investigation into a case of extortion of property by a man.

Initial investigation showed that the suspect, 24-year-old Nguyen Van Trong, who is a resident of Tan Phu District, took control of two websites of a company in order to extort money from it.

Trong earlier worked for a granite company in HCM City. His work involved management of the company's two websites.

Trong recently resigned from his job, and changed the passwords of the websites so that the company's employees could not access them.

Trong told the company that if it wanted the passwords, it would have to pay him VND70 million (US$3,200). He said if his demand was not met, he would sell the two websites to other companies.

The company then registered a complaint with the HCM City Police.

Police caught Trong on Tuesday in the act of taking the money that a representative of the company had brought to a place in Tan Phu District. — VNS


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