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Foreigner arrested over cybercrimes

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times No Comments Share:

Oddar Meanchey provincial police on Tuesday arrested a Chinese national for allegedly hacking a bank account of a Chinese company, where he was employed, and stealing about $50,000 before disappearing.

Major Nuon Seng, a penal police officer working with the provincial General Crimes Department, identified the suspect as Yu Wentong, 28, a Chinese citizen who worked as an IT specialist for the O’Smach Resort Company.

Maj Seng said a Smach Resort Company representative filed a complaint to the police in February, as the company sought police intervention following Mr Yu’s disappearance from the resort.

“Mr Yu hacked the company’s account and stole 400,000 yuan, and fled,” said Maj Seng.

Maj Seng further noted that on Tuesday, Mr Yu returned to the resort in O’Smach commune, which is located near the Thai border.

The representative saw him and alerted the police, who then arrested him at the resort at about 1pm that day.

“He was arrested in accordance with the company’s complaint, which was submitted to the police. He was arrested after he returned to the company,” he stated.

Maj Seng noted that after his arrest, Mr Yu was sent by the provincial penal police to the provincial court for questioning.

He is accused by the police of theft and faces up to three years in jail if convicted.

Maj Seng added that Mr Yu is currently being questioned by the prosecutor at the provincial court.

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