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Serial swindlers arrested in Can Tho

Update: September, 12/2013 - 11:06

Nguyen Thi Hue Tram.— Photo laodong

CAN THO (VNS) — Nguyen Thi Hue Tram, who has been wanted by the Can Tho Province police for more than two years for swindling VND2.5 billion (US$118,343) from individuals, was arrested on Monday.

Tram, 32, was given a 1-year sentence by the Can Tho City People's Court in August 2011, while her husband received a 16-year sentence.

However, taking advantage of being out on bail to care for her 36-month-old child, Tram escaped to another province. From 2006 to 2010, Binh and Tram cheated landowners in need of capital by offering their help to obtain loans from banks. They enticed the people to sign land transfer contracts, which were used as mortgages for the bank loans. After borrowing a large amount of money, Binh and Tram disappeared. — VNS

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