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Six accused of military job scam

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The accused were duping people into thinking they could get them military jobs. Fresh News

Six people have been arrested for allegedly cheating people by promising to help them get military police jobs.

According to a military police report, the suspects were arrested on Tuesday in Tuol Kork district. They were allegedly caught recruiting people to work as military police.

They were identified as: Chak Seangly, 49, Ou Phally, 50, Chroeng Vireak, 39, Chorn Samrong, 40, Kum Samnang, 25, Lao Porkheang, 47.

During a raid, military police confiscated documents, including name lists, ribbon bars, rank insignias, name plates, belts, military police uniforms and other military police signs.

The military police also seized three motorbikes, and are now questioning the suspects.

National Military Police spokesman Eng Hy confirmed that the military police arrested six people over allegations of cheating people, but declined to comment further.

“This issue is under investigation and subject to questioning,” he said. “We will publish and provide information later.”

According to pictures which appeared in some media and were posted on Facebook, the military police uniforms were decorated with rank insignias of colonel and lieutenant colonel.

Last August, a former military officer was jailed for five years for pretending to be a two-star general and cheating people by promising to help them get army jobs with Lieutenant General Hun Manet.

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