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Embezzling for cosmetic surgery

Update: October, 03/2017 - 10:26

The Cần Thơ City Police intends to prosecute a local woman for embezzling VNĐ8.4 billion (US$373,300) from her employer.

Võ Thị Hồng Yến, 33, was the head of the Finance Division at the Cần Thơ Vocational Tourism College. According to the police investigation, from September 2010 to July 2016, Yến took advantage of her position to fake salary and allowance reports, receipts for stationery and school upgrades, in order to steal the money.

Yến, according to police, used some of the money allegedly spent on a school makeover for a different kind of makeover: cosmetic surgery. 

However, her new look is unlikely to be of much help in jail where she seems headed, proving that corruption is ugly, no matter how you look at it. — VNS

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