Chbar Ampov district police yesterday arrested a 37-year-old Vietnamese man over allegations he embezzled more than $14,000 from his former company.
District police officer Touch Vibol identified the suspect as Le Yaingkeun, a former marketing officer who was employed by the Vietnamese-owned Handcuff Steel Company based in Phnom Penh.
He was arrested after a lawsuit was filed by Soeu Kimsear, 49, the owner of the company.
According to the lawsuit, Mr Vibol collected a total of $14,600 from steel product sales across the country. The lawsuit alleged Mr Vibol did not deposit the money with the owner of the company as agreed and instead kept the money for his personal use.
“He was hired to work for the company. His job was to sell company products and collect money from customers,” he said. “But he kept the money for himself and lost the money in the casino.”
Mr Vibol is accused of breach of trust and was detained by Chbar Ampov district police pending further investigation.
He is expected to be sent to Phnom Penh Muncipal Court for questioning today.