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Police officer charged over $200k fake cheque

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times Share:
Military police officer Lt Col Mok Monyrak. Supplied

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday charged a military police officer with issuing a bad cheque worth $200,000 to a property businessman and former colleague.
Prumh Theng, chief of the major crimes unit with Banteay Meanchey provincial military police, identified the accused as Lieutenant Colonel Mok Monyrak, 35, an officer with the force.
Mr Theng said Lt Col Monyrak was arrested on June 23 in Banteay Meanchey on an arrest warrant issued by the Phnom Penh court in May 2017.
“He has been charged by the court’s prosecutor with issuing a bad cheque,” Mr Theng said, declining to comment further.
According to court documents, Lt Col Monyrak borrowed $200,000 from a business associate in 2016 to help develop his real estate business, promising to repay his colleague, also a real estate businessman, by June 2016.
Lt Col Monyrak allegedly issued a cheque to his associate on June 9, knowing that it would bounce and never repaid the debt.
Lt Col Monyrak is detained in Prey Sar prison awaiting trial.

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