Former officials face embezzlement charge

Update: May, 14/2014 - 08:50

QUANG NAM (VNS) — The Quang Nam Police yesterday began legal proceedings against three former officials of the Hoi An City Land Use Right Register Office for alleged embezzlement.

The three persons are Vo Dang, 56, former director of the office; Nguyen Thi Hong, 27, former accountant; and Hoang Thi Cam Lai, 27, former cashier.

The Hoi An City People's Committee had discovered that the office had a deficit of nearly VND1.1 billion, or US$52,380. Dang admitted to have taken VND43 million, or $2,000, from the office's fund for his personal use, whereas Hong and Lai confessed that they took VND10 million, or $470, each.

The police searched the houses and offices of the accused on the same day and seized documents related to the case for further investigation. — VNS