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Employee charged for $120,000 theft

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times No Comments Share:
He was charged with breach of trust for embezzling the company’s money. Supplied

Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday charged the general manager of an electricity company in Takeo province with breach of trust over the embezzlement of $120,000 from his employer.

Sok Visal, a police officer with the municipal criminal investigations department, identified the accused as Sok Pin, 41, the general manager of an electricity company in Takeo.

Mr Visal said the accused was yesterday charged with breach of special trust by administrators or other persons, and faces two to five years in jail if convicted.

Mr Visal added that the accused was arrested by municipal police in Phnom Penh on Wednesday following a complaint filed by the company owner.

Mr Visal said that the accused was working for the company since last year.

Between January and March this year, the accused collected more than $120,000 from the company’s clients in Takeo province, keeping the money for himself.

“He kept the collected money for his personal use,” Mr Visal said. “When the owner of the company demanded him to return the stolen money, he did not have any money. He always asked for more time.”

Mr Visal said that the company owner filed a lawsuit after the accused repeatedly failed to repay the money.

The accused has been jailed pending his trial.

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