|Men leave their hometown to work overseas with expectation of higher incomes. With desire to work abroad but without proper understanding, many people fall victims of fraud. — VNA/VNS Illustration photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội People’s Procuracy plans to charge a director of two companies for fraudulent appropriation of assets, under suspicion of appropriating billions of Vietnamese đồng from those desiring to work overseas.
The suspect La Thanh Khương, 41, of Đống Đa District, is the director of Visa World Ltd Company and Đông Phương Việt Nam International Trade Ltd Company. Both firms are not licensed to send people to work overseas.
However, police’s investigation showed that between March, 2015 and July, 2016, Khương received over VNĐ1.6 billion (US$71,000) and $8,600 from 21 people after promising to help them get jobs in countries like Taiwan, Spain or Cyprus.
She allegedly told the victims that they could go to work overseas within three months after paying her a deposit worth $3,000 per person.
Since the case was detected, Khương returned victims VNĐ248 million. — VNS