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Fugitive banker wanted internationally

Update: February, 26/2018 - 09:00
The Ministry of Public Security’s investigation police on Saturday issued an international wanted notice for Lê Nguyễn Hưng, a fugitive bank executive for fraudulence, illegally appropriating over US$10 million from a customer.— Photo tuoitre.vn

HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Public Security’s investigation police on Saturday issued an international wanted notice for a fugitive bank executive for fraudulence, illegally appropriating over US$10 million from a customer.

The wanted notice is on 47-year-old Lê Nguyễn Hưng, former deputy director of the Việt Nam Export Import Commercial Bank (Eximbank)’s HCM City Branch for fraudulently appropriating VNĐ245 billion from lender Chu Thị Bình, a seafood entrepreneur in HCM City.

Initial investigation showed that Bình, as a VIP customer of Eximbank’s HCM City Branch, could enjoy services at home without visiting the bank. Between 2014 and 2016, based on Bình’s entrustment, Hưng visited Bình’s house for final resettlement of her bank accounts. He then forged some fake documents to withdraw Bình’s money. In February 2017, Hưng suddenly resigned from his post and went abroad. When Bình checked her bank accounts, she found the money was gone and reported the theft to the Ministry of Public Security.

Hưng had been working for Eximbank since1991 and had been at the HCM City branch for 10 years. An Eximbank representative said that Bình trusted Hưng and chose to work directly with him. Bình has been asking for her money back but Eximbank said it must wait for final decision from court.

All information about Hưng should be reported to investigation police at (84-24)0693336785/(84)983297979 or nearest police. — VNS

 

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