HÀ NỘI – The Hà Nội People’s Court on Wednesday sentenced a 54-year-old woman to 12 years of imprisonment for defrauding others and making fake government seals.
Phạm Thị Tư, of Ngọc Liệp Commune in Hà Nội’s Quốc Oai District, told many people that she could help them become permanent teachers at state schools in exchange for monetary payments.
In May 2013, Kim Thị Nhung, 30, of Hà Nội’s Phúc Thọ District, gave Tư VNĐ135 million (US$6,000) to help her become employed in a state school without taking any professional skill examination.
Tư asked her younger sister, Phạm Thị Tâm, 34, to create fake decisions of the Thạch Thất District People’s Committee and the Hà Nội Department of Home Affairs stating that Nhung was enrolled as a permanent teacher.
Tư gave Nhung two fake decisions in July 2014 and asked Nhung to pay an additional VNĐ35 million ($1,500). Nhung waited for a long time, but no school called her to work.
A police investigation showed that Nhung defrauded five other people, taking VNĐ700 million ($31,100) with the same trick. — VNS