|Inspectors check a petrol station’s work. The Lâm Đồng Department of Science and Technology has imposed administrative fines on a company for using fraudulent means to pilfer petrol. – Photo nhandan.com.vn|
LÂM ĐỒNG – The Lâm Đồng Department of Science and Technology on Wednesday imposed administrative fines on the Việt Khang Co Ltd for using fraudulent means to pilfer petrol and cheat customers.
The company, in Di Linh District, was fined VNĐ30 million (US$1,300), and its trading permission was withdrawn for three months.
It was forced to hand in VNĐ65.3 million ($2,900) to the State budget, equivalent to the amount it earned by shortchanging petrol.
On May 25, inspectors from the department conducted a surprise check on the company’s petrol station. The company had used an electric chip to commit fraud while selling the petrol. For every 10 litres, it rigged 0.886 litres. – VNS