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Woman sentenced to 13 years in jail for fraud

Update: December, 05/2016 - 09:10
The Tây Ninh People’s Court yesterday sentenced a 40-year-old woman to 13 years in jail for defrauding property owners and appropriating properties. — Photo thanhnien.vn

TÂY NINH — The Tây Ninh People’s Court yesterday sentenced Nguyễn Ánh Ngọc, a 40-year-old woman, to 13 years in jail for defrauding property owners and appropriating properties.

According to the indictment, Nguyễn Ánh Ngọc of Thanh Phước Commune in Gò Dầu District befriend Phan Thị Hiền, 60, a resident of Gò Dầu District.

Ngọc told Hiền she had helped a number of people get work abroad, asking for VNĐ170 million (US$7,500) to arrange a work contract for Hiền’s son in South Korea.

Ngọc also received VNĐ50 million from Hiền to help her obtain her land use right certificate.

In May last year, Ngọc received VNĐ190 million ($8,400) from Lý Văn Thành, 60, from Long Thành District. Thành asked Ngọc to find a lawyer to defend his younger sister who had been arrested for alleged involvement in human trafficking.

In July last year, Ngọc received VNĐ110 million ($4,800) from Nguyễn Thanh Thủy, 62, from Tây Ninh City, to arrange a Taiwan work document for a relative. — VNS

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