HAI PHONG (VNS)– Police prosecuted five members of a ring who were suspected of producing fake Government seals used for appropriating property in northern Hai Phong City's Kien An District yesterday.
Ringleader Dinh Thi Dat was remanded in custody for further investigation and four members were forbidden from leaving the district.
Police believe Dat borrowed VND2.8 billion (US$133,000) from Bui Tien Dung in late 2010, but she failed to repay the money to Dung.
Dat paid VND77 million ($3,700) to hire six members of a ring to produce three fake land-use right certificates worth tens of billions of dong.
She gave one of the faked certificates to Dung so that she wouldn't have to repay her debt.
She also used another faked certificate to borrow VND2.8 billion ($133,000) from a local couple.
Local police are still searching for the sixth member of the ring. – VNS