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Police impersonating gang held in HCM City

Update: March, 24/2015 - 08:00
Taiwanese Chiu Yung Sheng. — Photo laodong

HCM CITY (VNS) — A five-member gang in HCM City, headed by a Taiwanese person, was prosecuted for impersonating the police to commit fraud and steal nearly VND1.8 billion (US$85,700).

The prosecuted gang members are 35-year-old Taiwanese Chiu Yung Sheng; 36-year-old Vietnamese Taiwanese Le Thi Ha; Lam Trieu Cuong, 51; and Luu Binh, 41; and Tran Huu Duy, 26.

Cuong and Binh provided 27 bank accounts and cards to Sheng to transfer the money of 13 victims who had been cheated.

The police retrieved about VND200 million ($9,500) of nearly VND1.8 billion ($85,700) after the criminals' bank accounts were frozen. The money was returned to four of the victims. Police are co-operating with Taiwanese officials to investigate two more Taiwanese suspects in the case. — VNS

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